Tuesday, February 28, 2017

WEDNESDAY, March 1 @ 7 PM: POLITICALLY CORRECT BEDTIME STORIES

Once upon a time, in the olden days, heavy-set middle-aged men would congregate in their elitist clubs, sit in over-stuffed leather chairs, smoke air-choking cigars, and pitch story ideas and plots to each other. Problem was, these stories, many of which found their way into the general social consciousness, reflected the way in which these men lived and saw their world: that is, the stories were sexist, discriminatory, unfair, culturally biased, and in general, demeaning to witches, animals, goblins, and fairies everywhere.

Finally, after centuries of these abusive tales, which have been handed down--unknowingly--from one male-biased generation to the next, James Finn Garner has taken it upon himself (that's right, yet another man) to enlighten and liberate these classic bedtime stories and retell them in a way that is much more in keeping with the society in which we live today.

Originally published in 1994, Politically Correct Bedtime Stories spent more than 60 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list, eventually hitting the #1 spot. Also a best seller in Canada and Great Britain, it has been translated into more than 25 languages and adapted numberless times for stage and radio. According to the Times of London: “It is beautiful. It demolishes, in few but elegant words, a dozen kinds of silliness. It is better than I can possibly convey.”

Faerie Maven-Pralou, live in voice.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Monday, February 27, 2017

TUESDAY, February 28th at 7pm: SAVE ROOM FOR PIE Begins

Our best-laid plans will yield to fate.
And we will say, “We lived. We ate.”

As a lifelong eater, Roy Blount Jr. always got along easy with food—he didn’t have to think, he just ate. But food doesn’t exist in a vacuum; there’s the global climate and the global economy to consider, not to mention Blount’s chronic sinusitis, which constricts his sense of smell, and consequently his taste buds. So while he’s always frowned on eating with an ulterior motive, times have changed.

Save Room for Pie grapples with these and other food-related questions in Blount’s signature style. Here you’ll find lively meditations on everything from bacon froth to grapefruit, Kobe beef to biscuits. You’ll also find defenses of gizzards, mullet, okra, cane syrup, watermelon, and boiled peanuts; an imagined dialogue between Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden; input from Louis Armstrong, Frederick Douglass, and Blaze Starr; and of course some shampooed possums and carjacking turkeys.

In poems and songs, limericks and fake (or sometimes true) news stories, Blount talks about food in surprising and innovative ways, with all the wit and verve that prompted Garrison Keillor, in The Paris Review, to say: “Blount is the best. He can be literate, uncouth, and soulful all in one sentence.”

Kayden Oconnell with Caledonia (and possibly Toothless the Dragon) live in voice.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Sunday, February 26, 2017

MONDAY February 27th at 7pm: THE CRUCIBLE OF TIME

THE CRUCIBLE OF TIME
- by John Brunner -
Far off in space is an alien race which is so much like us, yet so un-alike. From the birth of their earliest civilization through to their attainment of star flight as their star system passes through the galaxy, we follow their development through the ages.
Aquatic by nature, this race presents some significant challenges well outside the realms of anything encountered by humanity. But they are also driven by all too familiar hopes, fears, desires, needs, wants, prejudices, impact of religious ideologies, and the quest for knowledge we have experienced in the growth of our own civilization.

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Saturday, February 25, 2017

SUNDAY, February 26th: TEA TIME MYSTERIES "Red Wind" Concludes


THIS WEEK: featuring Raymond Chandler

The author uses the madness legendarily induced by California's Santa Ana winds, and a string of pearls, to spin a classic story of love, betrayal, and murder all in the classic style of hard-boiled detective Phillip Marlowe.

Chandler's RED WIND concludes today, with Part 3, live in voice, with Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, John Morland and Caledonia Skytower.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Friday, February 24, 2017

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
_____________________________________

All stories told in open voice, 
all times Pacific Time 

*Sunday, February 26th, 
   ~ at 1:30pm: TEA TIME MYSTERIES: featuring Raymond Chandler "Red Wind" Concludes with Corwyn, Cale, and John.
   ~ at 6 pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME:  How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse continues with Caledonia Skytower at the Golden Horseshoe In Magicland Park http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*Monday, February 27th, at 7 pm: CRUCIBLE OF TIME Continues with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, February 28th, at 7 pm: Ray Blount Jr's SAVE ROOM FOR PIE - Begins with Kayden Oconnell



*Wednesday, March 1st at 7 pm:  James Finn Garner's POLITICALLY CORRECT BEDTIME STORIES Begins with Faerie Maven-Pralou



*Thursday, March 2nd at 7pm: STONE AGE: H.G. Wells, Part 2 with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitely, and InWorldz)



Stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray at Bradley University  in Second Life, unless otherwise noted in the listing. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________


All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our January-February featured charity is Heifer International.  Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.

Our featured charity for March -April will be Project Children, building peace in Ireland one child at a time.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

THURSDAY February 23rd at 7pm: THE STONE AGE - H.G. Wells pt.1

"a time beyond the memory of man, before the beginning of history"
THE STONE AGE
From H. G. Wells - 1897

The story is set during the Stone Age, and tells of a caveman named Ugh-lomi, who bonds with the young woman Eudena and kills his rival, the de facto tribal leader Uya. Whilst in exile, Ugh-lomi becomes the first man to ride a horse, and to combine stone and wood to fashion an axe. He uses this weapon, along with his wits, to survive encounters with cave bears, hyenas and rhinos, and ultimately claim the position of tribal leader for himself.

part one of two

Join us in Second Life, Kitely, or Inworldz

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
https://inworldz/region/Delphi/146/47/36

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

WEDNESDAY, February 22nd at 7PM: THE WINTER OF OUR WODEHOUSE Concludes


Trolley Trollop wraps up her exploration of the many delights of author P.G. Wodehouse.  There are so many joys remaining, but she's picked a "doozy" for her last session: Rodney Fails to Qualify.

Love and golf share equal place in the hearts of a young couple - well... almost equal place! Golf, of course, takes precedence...

Join Trolley for an hour of wit and laughter, Wodehouse style, live in voice.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Monday, February 20, 2017

TUESDAY, February 21st at 7pm: A MONSTROUS REGIMENT OF WOMEN Concludes

Caledonia concludes Laurie R. King's second adventure in her Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes series.

Freed from her captors by Holmes, Mary is even more determined to run the man to ground who is murdering young, wealthy women sand learning the connection between these heinous crimes and  the New Temple of God.  Join Caledonia for the exciting conclusion.

Learn more about this book series and author Laurie R. King HERE

Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.


Sunday, February 19, 2017

MONDAY February 20th at 7pm: THE CRUCIBLE OF TIME

THE CRUCIBLE OF TIME
- by John Brunner -
Far off in space is an alien race which is so much like us, yet so un-alike. From the birth of their earliest civilization through to their attainment of star flight as their star system passes through the galaxy, we follow their development through the ages.
Aquatic by nature, this race presents some significant challenges well outside the realms of anything encountered by humanity. But they are also driven by all too familiar hopes, fears, desires, needs, wants, prejudices, impact of religious ideologies, and the quest for knowledge we have experienced in the growth of our own civilization.

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Saturday, February 18, 2017

SUNDAY, February 19th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME Mysteries Continues

Humphrey Bogart as Raymond Chandler's signature detective, Phillip Marlowe
"There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight. Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husbands' necks. Anything can happen. You can even get a full glass of beer at a cocktail lounge."       ~ RED WIND, by Raymond Chandler

Possessing one of the most lauded and beloved opening paragraphs in noir-detective fiction, Raymond Chandler introduces Phillip Marlowe, who would become his signature detective.

Chandler's RED WIND continues today, with Part 2 of 3, live in voice, with Kayden Oconnell, John Morland and Caledonia Skytower.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Thursday, February 16, 2017

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
_____________________________________

All stories told in open voice, 
all times Pacific Time 
Spring is on the way at Bradley University ~ The Community Virtual Library

*Sunday, February 19th, at 1:30pm: TEA TIME MYSTERIES: featuring Raymond Chandler "Red Wind" Continues with Kayden, Cale, and John.

*Monday, February 20th, at 7 pm: CRUCIBLE OF TIME Continues with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, February 21st, at 7 pm: Laurie R. King's A MONSTROUS REGIMENT OF WOMEN - Concludes! with Caledonia Skytower 

*Wednesday, February 22nd at 7 pm:  THE WINTER OF OUR WODEHOUSE ~ Selections from the works of P.G. Wodehouse continues with Trolley Trollop. This week featuring the wacky world of golf!

*Thursday, February 23rd at 
   ~ 7 pm: STONE AGE: H.G. Wells with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitely, and InWorldz)
   ~ 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT: Contemporary Sci-Fi with Finn Zeddmore


FROM THE SHADOWS - Ghostly Tales of Love & Revenge 2.16.17


Stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray at Bradley University  in Second Life, unless otherwise noted in the listing. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________


All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our January-February featured charity is Heifer International.  Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

THURSDAY February 16th at 7pm: FROM THE SHADOWS - Ghostly Tales of Love & Revenge

"Third Thursday Every Month... From The Shadows"
FROM THE SHADOWS
Dark fantasy, horror, ghosts, and the macabre! From MANY different top authors in the field. Touching many different topics... victims, vengeance, identities, gypsies, carnivals, famines, rain, seal people, evil rocks, psychic vampires, curses, old gods, trains, haunted houses, dreams, coast guards, doors, photographs, wakes, and occult arts.


Tonight:
Ghostly Tales of Love & Revenge
A jealous ghost returns to haunt her faithless lover.. a dying young girl comes back in another body to wed her betrothed years later.. Can love conquer death? You be the judge.. Put aside your doubts and join us for an evening of ghostly tales of love.

Join us in Second Life, Kitely, or Inworldz

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
https://inworldz/region/Delphi/146/47/36

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

WEDNESDAY, February 15th at 7PM: More from THE WINTER OF OUR WODEHOUSE

Things have thawed on the Bradley University sim, but it still is technically Winter.  What's more it's the day after St Valentine's Day and Trolley's steps are still waltzing to the string'ed strains of romance.

Two Wodehousian stories of romance tonight:

 "Absent Treatment" from My Man Jeeves - a newly married man forgets his first wedding anniversary and there's Hell to pay.

 "The Romance of an Ugly Policeman" from The Man with Two Left Feet - features a husband whose wife controls the purse strings. For those readers who have been acquainted with Wodehouse’s “upper crust” characters, this story affords a chance to appreciate just how masterfully Wodehouse wrote about the “rest of us” struggling to make our way in life.

Trolley Trollop, live in  voice.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Monday, February 13, 2017

TUESDAY, February 14th at 7pm: A MONSTROUS REGIMENT OF WOMEN Continues

Caledonia continues Laurie R. King's second adventure in her Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes series.

It might not seem like a proper Valentine's Day session, but remember ... Mary has been abducted, is being held prisoner, and is being treated very badly.  Will she escape.  Will she be saved?  It just might be a more appropriate tale for the day than at first it seems.

Learn more about this book series and author Laurie R. King HERE

Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.


MONDAY, February 13th at 7:00pm: THE CRUCIBLE OF TIME Resumes

Gyro Muggins resumes this saga by John Brunner. First published as two-part story which appeared in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, it’s an ambitious tale of alien intelligence which grew to a series of six linked tales pushed as a single novel in 1983.
Far off in space is an alien race which is so much like us, yet so un-alike. From the birth of their earliest civilization through to their attainment of star flight as their star system passes through the galaxy, we follow their development through the ages.
Aquatic by nature, this race presents some significant challenges well outside the realms of anything encountered by humanity. But they are also driven by all too familiar hopes, fears, desires, needs, wants, prejudices, impact of religious ideologies, and the quest for knowledge we have experienced in the growth of our own civilization.
Charting six periods of time, each a thousand years after the previous, the six stories focus on the efforts of a group of individuals in each era as they face one or more challenges, their success in overcoming these challenges inevitably leading them towards a greater understanding of their planet’s plight, and ultimately, the ability to deal with that plight and the survival of their civilization.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

SUNDAY, February 12th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME MYSTERIES!

A new iteration of Tea Time begins: 
TEA TIME MYSTERIES!
Everything non-Holmesian from Christie to Hamett, classic sleuthing to hard boiled detectives of the noir-ish hue.

THIS WEEK FEATURING: Raymond Chandler
One short story and the beginning of a longer adventure:

I'll Be Waiting.  The shortest of Chandler’s stories; it is also the first—and only—one published in a “slick” magazine. Nearly all his previous works of short fiction had been published in the pulps Black Mask and Dime Detective, but Chandler wrote one for the Saturday Evening Post at the behest of his agent and was motivated primarily by the money such magazines paid. 

Red Wind - (begins, to be continued next week)A favorite of many Raymond Chandler fans, Red Wind sports a memorable first paragraph the set the evocative worlds of the noir tale. Chandler maintains the wind motif throughout the story. Throughout the mayhem Philip Marlowe solves a murder and tries to track down some missing pearls.

Live in voice.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Friday, February 10, 2017

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
_____________________________________

All stories told in open voice, 
all times Pacific Time 
LAST CHANCE!  The thaw is coming to Bradley University this week!
Enjoy the wintry dressings this weekend, before they all magically disappear.

*Sunday, February 12th:
   ~  at 1:30pm: TEA TIME MYSTERIES: featuring Raymond Chandler "I'll Be Waiting" and Part 1 of "Red Wind."  The Tea Time Crew Begins a new adventure!

   ~ at 6 pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME:  How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse continues with Caledonia Skytower at the Golden Horseshoe In Magicland Park http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*Monday, February 13th, at 7 pm: CRUCIBLE OF TIME Resumes with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, February 14th, at 7 pm: Laurie R. King's A MONSTROUS REGIMENT OF WOMEN - Part 2 continues with Caledonia Skytower 

*Wednesday, February 15th at 7 pm:  THE WINTER OF OUR WODEHOUSE ~ Selections from the works of P.G. Wodehouse continues with Trolley Trollop.

*Thursday, February 16th at 7 pm:  FROM THE SHADOWS: Ghostly Tales of Love and Revenge with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitely)

Stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray at Bradley University  in Second Life, unless otherwise noted in the listing. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________


All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our January-February featured charity is Heifer International.  Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

THURSDAY February 9th at 7pm: Monsters & Myth: THE HYDRA - A Winter's Love Tale pt2


"Heroes and Monsters battle fearlessly in this magical land"
Monsters & Myth: THE HYDRA
A Winter's Love Tale
part 2

The Hydra – a hundred-headed reptile whose teeth contain the most deadly poison on earth. Tricked by a jealous goddess, Hercules must face the Hydra in battle – a fierce struggle that unexpectedly places the valiant warrior’s fate in the hands of a cunning young girl. First, however, Hercules must tangle with another powerful foe – Boreas, the brutal Titan of the North Wind. The Titan’s one weakness is his love for Iris, the Goddess of the Rainbow. When Iris shuns him, Boreas kidnaps her and takes her to his ice castle, which is guarded by giant arctic owls, prowling polar bears and wolves, and deadly frost demons. Hercules must face each in turn, and finally Boreas himself, to rescue Iris. And this is only a prelude to his greatest test of all! Spiraling from happiness to sadness and round again, THE HYDRA brings to life a world in which good and evil are forever in the balance. Heroes and Monsters battle fearlessly in this magical land, but it is the spirit of a beautiful young girl that triumphs in the end.

Book: The Hydra Author: Bernard Evslin

Join us in Second Life, Kitely, or Inworldz

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
https://inworldz/region/Delphi/146/47/36

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

WEDNESDAY, February 8th at 7PM: THE WINTER OF OUR WODEHOUSE Begins

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse KBE was an English author and one of the most widely read humorists of the 20th century.  Among his best known collections are the Jeeves and Wooster, Blandings Castle, and extended to a broad cross section for stories for all ages.

Wodehouse was a great fan of Sherlock Holmes and he was the product of the British public school (USA private school) educational system where one learns the fine arts of "getting away with murder."

Two mystery adventures tonight: "Aunt Agatha Takes the Count" from Wodehouse on Crime; and "Misunderstood" from Death at the Excelsior and Other Stories.

Trolley Trollop, live in voice.

Monday, February 6, 2017

TUESDAY, February 7th at 7PM: A MONSTROUS REGIMENT OF WOMEN Continues

Caledonia continues Laurie R. King's second adventure in her Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes series.

Last week, an assault.  This week abduction!  The more Mary presses for the truth, the more the owners of that truth push back.  This week, they take desperate measures to keep Mary from revealing the mystery behind The Temple, and the deaths that have benefited it.

Learn more about this book series and author Laurie R. King HERE

Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.


Sunday, February 5, 2017

MONDAY February 6th at 7pm: DAVID and LISA

DAVID and LISA
- by Theodore Isaac Rubin -
Two emotionally disturbed teens slowly learn to deal with reality and with a faint but growing attraction for each other.
part two

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE
Best American Film of 1962

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Saturday, February 4, 2017

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
_____________________________________

All stories told in open voice, 
all times Pacific Time 


*Sunday, February 5th, at 11am: John Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN (Part 3 of 3) at Seanchai Library's EXPLORE on the Kitely Grid. Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower, live in voice (75 minutes). grid.kitely.com:8002:EXPLORESeanchai 

*Monday, February 6th, at 7 pm: Theodore Isaac Rubin's DAVID and LISA with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, February 7th, at 7 pm: Laurie R. King's A MONSTROUS REGIMENT OF WOMEN - Part 2 continues with Caledonia Skytower 

*Wednesday, February 8th at 7 pm:  THE WINTER OF OUR WODEHOUSE ~ Selections from the works of P.G. Wodehouse with Trolley Trollop.

*Thursday, February 9th 
     ~ at 7 pm:  Monsters & Myth: THE HYDRA - A Winter's Love Story, Part 2 with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitely)
     ~ at 9 pm:  SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT, late night contemporary Sci-Fi with Finn Zeddmore




Stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray at Bradley University  in Second Life, unless otherwise noted in the listing. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________


All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our January-February featured charity is Heifer International.  Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

THURSDAY February 2nd at 7pm: Monsters & Myth: THE HYDRA - A Winter's Love Tale pt1


"Heroes and Monsters battle fearlessly in this magical land"
Monsters & Myth: THE HYDRA
A Winter's Love Tale
part 1

The Hydra – a hundred-headed reptile whose teeth contain the most deadly poison on earth. Tricked by a jealous goddess, Hercules must face the Hydra in battle – a fierce struggle that unexpectedly places the valiant warrior’s fate in the hands of a cunning young girl. First, however, Hercules must tangle with another powerful foe – Boreas, the brutal Titan of the North Wind. The Titan’s one weakness is his love for Iris, the Goddess of the Rainbow. When Iris shuns him, Boreas kidnaps her and takes her to his ice castle, which is guarded by giant arctic owls, prowling polar bears and wolves, and deadly frost demons. Hercules must face each in turn, and finally Boreas himself, to rescue Iris. And this is only a prelude to his greatest test of all! Spiraling from happiness to sadness and round again, THE HYDRA brings to life a world in which good and evil are forever in the balance. Heroes and Monsters battle fearlessly in this magical land, but it is the spirit of a beautiful young girl that triumphs in the end.

Book: The Hydra Author: Bernard Evslin

Join us in Second Life, Kitely, or Inworldz

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
https://inworldz/region/Delphi/146/47/36