At the end of this month, MadPea productions is running a charity auction for Live and Learn in Kenya.
Here is what the folks at MadPea say about the event:
"You may have heard of Feed-A-Smile Charity in Second Life which is supported by a lot of well-known and high profile Second Life Residents. Feed-A-Smile is part of a larger organisation called Live and Learn in Kenya and they are currently in the process of building a school in Nakuru. The first classroom and staff office were opened in January but there is a long way to go with each classroom costing around 19,000 USD to complete. More information about the programme and the credentials can be round on the Live and Learn in Kenya Website."
MadPea asked SLebrities to sign up to offer their time and/or expertise for the auction...and in a moment of "oh what the hell", I put my name on the list.
Here are the details of the event thus far: https://madpea.wordpress.com/2015/09/13/madpea-and-sl-live-radio-join-forces-for-llik-celebrity-auction/
For sale: one vintage Caledon Duchess who plays music. Condition: not bad considering the last 9.5 years of bumps and bruises! Put a tiara on her and she almost looks like new!
13 August 2015Posted by Gabrielle Riel at 4:07 PM
Hurricane Story Part I
Hurricane Story Part II
I brushed the hair up and off of my face as I looked around The Nightingale. It could use a little more work, but it’s mostly done in its new incarnation. The bar and dining area is basically complete. I still need to decorate my apartment upstairs, but I’ll get to it.
I sank down on the couch with the intention to sit, but I was so tired after all of the renovating and decorating that I gave in to my desire to lay down. I stretched out on my back with legs and feet up on the couch in spite of my dusty shoes.
It has been a lovely albeit hot summer in St John. Our summers are always hot though. We St Johnians are used to it. I yawned. The heat and fatigue were making me sleepy. I thought, “I can close my eyes to rest them, but only for a minute…”
A jarring, rattling ring jolted me awake. Ow! The noise was so loud and right by my head! “What on earth is making that infernal noise?”, I thought.
It took me a moment to realize that it was the brand new telephone on the table right next to the couch.
The telephone had finally come to St John. CC already had one, the only one, because she is the meteorologist and communications director for St John, but the rest of us, myself included, had only just started having telephones installed in our homes and businesses.
I had never really thought about telephones in St John. We are a relatively small community. Our post system and telegraph had ably handled all of our needs. The game-changer for me was what had occurred on January 25 of this year (1915). Mr. Bell had placed the first transcontinental telephone call.
This was huge. This meant that we had another way to communicate over long distances besides our telegraph. And we could obtain more information than a telegram provided.
Other than rings for test calls, my telephone had been silent. Why use a telephone when I can stroll down the street or down Bewitch Way to talk to people directly? Why on earth was it ringing now?
My mouth immediately went dry as a wave of fear rolled over me. Oh please, please, please...don’t be what I think it is.
But I already knew what it was. My psychic powers never betray me.
I picked up the receiver and placed it next to my ear. “Hello?”
CC relayed the news to me. I grabbed the paper and pencil that I had been keeping by the phone just for this reason and started jotting down notes.
“Ok. Thank you CC. Can you place calls to all of the residents in St John Woods? I’ll call the residents in Bayou St John, Lake St John and St John Parish. And you have already sent the telegram out to the other Steamlands? Excellent! See you soon.”
I headed upstairs to pull my raincoat and galoshes out of my closet. Then I headed back downstairs. I need to get the sandbags out to the residents.
Because Hurricane Éric is coming. And it will be here before we know it.
11 May 2015Posted by Gabrielle Riel at 11:25 AM
Location: Sal Island Region (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sal%20Island/160/132/24)
All Day - 12:00am SLT - 11:59pm - Open time for sharing memories, visiting with friends or contemplation
12:00am - 5:00am SLT - Open time, Radio Soliel (Soliel’s favorite music), tune in on http://music.gabrielleriel.com
5:00am - 6:00am SLT - Memory Service 1, Australian evening, music by Gabrielle Riel
6:00am - 7:00am SLT - Live broadcast by Edward Pearse
7:00am - 10:30am SLT - Open time, Radio Soliel
10:30am - 11:00am - Blast from the Past: Episode 4 of Voices in the Machine, Gabrielle Riel interviews Otenth Paderborn and Soliel Snook at CaleCon 2008
11:00am - 12:00pm SLT - Celtic music for Soliel: live broadcast by Elrik Merlin
12:00pm - 1:00pm SLT - Memory Service 2, UK/Euro evening, music by Elrik Merlin
1:00pm - 2:00pm SLT - Blast from the Past: a recording of the broadcast from Soliel’s first rezday, May 12, 2008, by Gabrielle Riel
2:00pm - 3:00pm SLT - Blast from the Past - Soliel’s First Rezday
3:00pm - 4:00pm SLT - Blast from the Past - Soliel’s First Rezday
4:00pm - 5:00pm SLT - Live broadcast by Otenth Paderborn
5:00pm - 6:00pm SLT - Memory Service 3, music by Otenth Paderborn
6:00pm - 7:00pm SLT - Blast from the Past: a recording of Jazz flute performance from The Bashful Peacock in December 2013 by Twain, Soliel’s real life partner
7:00pm - 8:00pm SLT - Live broadcast by cadence Carolina: Zydeco
8:00pm - 9:00pm SLT - Live broadcast by cadence Carolina: Blues
9:00pm - 10:00pm SLT - Memory Service 4, music by Gabrielle Riel
10:00pm - 11:59pm SLT - Open time, Radio Soliel