Sunday, April 20, 2014

420

420 blues   hrs© 04/20/2014

420 blues
hrs© 04/20/2014

a day of holy
spirit
highs

a day of stormy
rainy
day
blues

a day of time
420
generational
where’s
waldo

  ...

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Kind

Kind hrs© 04/19/2014

I am lucky to have gone to Hebrew school besides regular school. I keep up with my Jewish studies, and I meet a few friends on Friday to discuss Parshah (Torah). My favorite Torah portion is this week Leviticus 19:1–20:27,  Kedoshim (ked o sheem). I learned about connections to others, unity, morals, honesty, and how to honor my own life on days I don't like myself.

The week’s portion is about morals, and how you want to treat people.  It’s not about one upping a family member, or friends in life. The portion is about sharing your successes so they’ll be proud of you, and treating people the same way you want to be treated. Before you laugh and make fun of others look at yourself in a mirror, and laugh, now you know what others see.

When people get along you overlook imperfections and a unity is created...

Monday, April 14, 2014

Cooking



Potato Cakes 

On Passover we make a different version of Potato Cakes, they are yummy.  Used as a side dish versus traditional mashed potatoes, and they can be used anytime of the year. They are Kosher Parve, and Gluten Free (if used with potato starch).

Enjoy from our home to your home ...

Number of Servings:
25

Ingredients:

9 peeled potatoes
5 ounces Potato Starch = GF Option
or
1 package Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mix (binder)
4 to 5 Eggs
Pepper to taste
Salt to taste

Prep Instructions:

Boil the potatoes until mashable soft; shock the potatoes in cold water to stop the heat. Once potatoes are cool enough, mash them until firm, Not whipped. Take the potato starch or pancake mix, and pour on a rolling board. Feel the dough, you don't want glue. Crack eggs into the center of the dough, and add mashed potatoes, roll with palms of hands. Use hand to make little cakes in any shape.

Heat skillet, use Canola or Olive oil and fry the cakes until a golden brown, warm in the oven just before serving.

A nice side dish and wonderful for special occasions. Bon Appetite

Monday, March 24, 2014

Second Life

Explorer Skin No. 3 hrs©
Second Life

Six years ago today, March 24, 2008, at 1:48 AM, my avatar Rezzed, Happy Rez Day to me... My avatar’s name is Explorer Dastardly and sharing a little of my SL with you…


What is Second Life

Read and watch the video: http://secondlife.com/whatis/

Defining Virtual

Virtual, is not physical, but exists through a computer.

Sharing my first virtual experience created by a professor at Berkeley. Dr. Ken Goldberg, created the Telegarden. Dr. Goldberg called the Telegarden, installation art, why, because the word virtually was a mere thought. I watched the garden grow virtually, and everyone in my class thought I was goofy. 

My Second Life

My Second Life came to be via a college course I was taking called V.T. 2.0 (Virtual Technology). I doubled majored in Writing and Technical Communications and Media Production. Education in SL is huge and used by many different educational institutions throughout the world.

The online class was an adventure so we could fit in and “explore” Second Life. The adventure was awesome; I journeyed my adventures on a class blog, which does not exist anymore called My Words My Journeys.

Virtual Adventure Hunt

Find the coordinance from those numbers on the map. That particular location is the ElvenGlen Market, and it still exists. The other two locations where the Shaolin Temple and Greenies both those Sims do not exist, and Greenies is missed.

2) (Location: 113, 44, 27) First, turn off the lights. Menu item --> World --> Force Sun --> Midnight. You can either play a drum or dance for this task. To drum approach a drum and right-click to “Play Me.” If you’d rather dance, right click the glowing ball in the sky to “Touch Me.” Position your camera and take a snapshot of yourself doing one of these things.  

The adventures led to some amazing places, The Botanical Gardens, Non Profit Commons, the NMC, which introduced me to Cookie Island, which still exist. Cookie Island is home to many great artist, authors, and its operated by Thinkerer,  he's 80 years old. Read his blog, Virtual Outworlding

Second Life Synagogue

My sanctuary in Second Life, is Second Life Synagogue. A place I sit and feel secure when SL and RL problems hurt the soul. When my brother passed away, I sat in the Shul quietly and cried as my mind, body, and soul healed.

We invite everyone on Friday's to welcome in the Shabbat by virtual candle lighting. I also watch over the synagogue for Anti-Semitic hate, which we do get. We accept everyone who comes to us, but we have non-Jews who tell us to accept Christ. It's awful to hear those words just accept all humans and their beliefs. 

The Arts

The art and artist of SL are phenomenal.

One group is called NPRIL (Not Possible in Real Life) it was created by Bettina Tizzy, it’s non-functioning, but still has a presence in SL. A few of the great artist on the grid are Feathers Boa, Bryn Oh, Botgirl Questi. The music of SL features Grace McDonnough, Beth Odets Brown and others. The comedian I love is Lauren Weyland, show up Tuesday Nights at Lauren’s, the list goes on and on...  

Why Now Holocaust Project

I created the Why Now Holocaust with my mother a Holocaust Survivor who has her own avatar.  On November 19, 2008, was our first lecture at Cookie Island. We used a Machinimsit to do the first video lecture for SL and posted the video on YouTube. Here it is six years later and we are making a documentary using RL, traditional media, SL, and will incorporate Machinima Technology.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has a sim and it's dedicated to Kristallnacht, The Night of Broken Glass,  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/KnoWorld/107/134/2501

What's Next

Philip Rosedale, the founder of SL and Linden Labs is creating the next level of virtual technology called High Fidelity, its in Alpha testing mode…  Read about Second Life and High Fidelity in one the blogs, I am one of the Alpha testers for High Fidelity.

Welcome to Web 3.0, the virtual future experience…

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Quiet

quiet hrs© 03/19/2014

quiet

lost
emotions
cooling
sensations
hiding
quiet
eyes

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Ides Of March

Julius Caesar  hrs© 01/23/2014

The #IdesOfMarch

Twitter is remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman with the hashtag phrase, Ides Of March. The eyes are upon you, hail Philip Seymour Hoffman, you are not forgotten....

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Reflections

Stairs /ste(ə)r/ Back hrs© 03/11/2014
Stairs /ste(ə)r/ Back

vacant
reflections
staring
back
one
stair
at
a
time   

Friday, March 7, 2014

Architecture

Exhale  hrs© 03/05/2014

Exhale

losing
ourselves
looking
up

breathe
a
breath  

hold
exhale
ah...

Thursday, March 6, 2014

World Trade Center

Symbols hrs© 03/28/2002

#ThrowbackThursday

2001 (c. 2001- 2002), Symbols, by hrs©

On September 11. 2001 or 9/11, the World Trade Center became the target of terrorist. New York City became silent, and helpless as the buildings collapsed. The first responders tried to help the people in the Towers...  As the dust settled a makeshift cross appeared. It became a symbol of strength for the weary.

I have no respect for The American Atheist, why, because they’re politicizing an historical piece of the World Trade Center. 

The symbolic #Cross, helped many workers, and for others it was just another grid of broken beams. You the readers share your thoughts; is it art, a religious symbol, or just a grid of broken beams?