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The World’s Dullest Gamethon Works!

I just read about the world’s dullest gamethon, Desert Bus for Hope. Dull – driving a virtual bus from Tucson to Las Vegas in real time? It’s gotta be! But, by golly, it works! This year the group raised over … Continue reading

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Pandaren Wisdom & Lore II: My Inner Hozen

One of my favorite Lorewalker Cho stories is “Hozen in the Mist”: a Pandaren father tells his misbehaving son that he’s acting like the hozen (an ill-  mannered, mischievous, monkey-like race). After taking his son to the forest to see … Continue reading

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Thinking Outside the Box, Literally!

“Think outside the box!” we often say when a problem solution eludes us. Suppose we were to take this metaphor literally and sat outside a large cardboard box while problem-solving. Would our solutions be more creative than sitting inside the … Continue reading

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While Working in World of Warcraft…

While working in World of Warcraft, I’ve learned a few things about teaching and myself – and I’m learning a new language, including lots of acronyms. Yes, I did something I never imagined doing: I got deeply involved in a … Continue reading

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Three Fairy-Friendly Forests

Once upon a time when I was young, I dwelled inside a cocoon – not all the time, but often enough. It would slowly form, wrapping its papery shell around me, lingering there for hours. An odd feeling, not altogether … Continue reading

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U.S. War Memorials in Second Life®

War is always in the background of the American history and film course that my colleague and I are team teaching this semester. We can’t ignore it, nor should we, even though our focus is mostly on social changes and … Continue reading

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Looking for a Home to Call my Own in Second Life® – Often!

One thing seems certain in life: continual change. Very little stays the same for very long. And there’s little doubt, at least in my seven-plus months of virtual existence, that change occurs much more swiftly in the virtual world than … Continue reading

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