Escapade Club – Grand Opening ….

One of the most awesome parts of Second Life is the wonderful people you meet there.  I say that thinking for example of a really kind British guy that I met one day in the middle of having computer issues.  He came to my rescue and I really appreciate that.  It seems that through his random acts of kindness, I have found a life long friend.

Meeting Marc  now known as T-Bag Tigerpaw turned a day that could have ended in frustration into a day that I had my faith in humanity get a nice boost.   I placed my trust in a really good person and he proved trustworthy.  What had been a huge problem with my computer’s functionality in Second Life was fairly quickly transformed into just a good excuse to laugh. Computer glitches can seem like mountains when really just a flick or click and all is good.

Escapade Club - T-Bag Tigerpaw, Club Owner

Mr. Tigerpaw’s friendly personality and computer savvy not withstanding he is now a burgeoning club owner too.  Coming soon to Second Life, will be a blend of amazing atmosphere and dance tunes.  It is my earnest wish that the Escapade Club proves every bit the success he deserves.

Escapade Club - Grand In the Opening

A step in place that tells me the best is yet to come for this establishment when I took a look from the outside.  It’s a presence of the days of future past personified with intense graphics and an ambience that shifts, filters, moves, grooves and permeates the listener’s aural and visual senses.

Escapade Club - From the Outside

With a flair for clubbing, Tigerpaw is ready to rock this world.

Escapade Club - Flare For Clubbin'

Ever the consummate host, Tigerpaw offered to show me around his intimate club and taught me a little about EDM and club music.  Very danceable selections that range from disco, post-disco, electro, house, techno, trance… after awhile I just kind of admittedly got confused.  The main point being there is a very good beat and a reason to dance.

Escapade Club - Strike A Pose

Wall to wall sounds:

Escapade Club - Walls Of Sound

I could get lost in there for hours watching the walls and other parts of the ambience changing up thanks to the tunes and two huds controlled by the host.

Escapade Club - Sandstone Paradox

All of this constantly shifting ambience is controlled through something called Kaliedoscopium.

Escapade Club -Web of Silver Stars

Escapade Club - Colbalt Blue Flake

Escapade Club - Floored

His name is T-Bag Tigerpaw and he is your host and DJ to spin the tunes as he welcomes you to a sound and visual experience you will not forget.

Escapade Club - T-Bag Tigerpaw, Club Owner II

Come and enjoy a wonderful night out on the dance floor!  Fairly sure that you will make some really wonderful memories here.

Escapade Club - Abstraction Floored




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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Antiseptic Principle of the Practice of Surgery – Joseph Lister

There is perhaps little better time to acknowledge the advancement of antiseptic procedure than the anniversary of the famous paper published by Dr. Lister on July 27, 1867.

Although antisepsis was recommended as early as 1847 by the Hungarian doctor, Ignaz Semmelweis, it was largely ignored.  Following Louis Pasteur’s germ theory of putrefaction, Lister published his paper advocating the use of carbolic acid as a method of killing off bad germs present during surgery.

This important paper may be read here:

Or listened to in audiobook format here:

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WordPress #Daily Prompt – Hidden

Scary Go Round and Round

Haunted Hideout -  Scary Go Round & Round

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First Principles: Freedom Requires the Will To Fight For It

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.”  – Thomas Paine

The series of The American Crisis essays can be read in their entirety here:

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Thought For the Day: Courage Is A Seeming Contradiction

“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.”  – G K Chesterton

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LEA15 -Gardens By The Bay -  Curvatured Too

Garden Wall Manifesto
by Michael Romani

These are the ideas that flow
Growing into a personal manifesto
In a progression of thought
With no reliance on the store bought
But in the dreams of a child completed
And that spirit that will not be defeated

Trained from birth to investigate
Unafraid to question and interrogate
A young mind forms its inspirations
And guided by a world of fascination
Time to think breeds young dreams
Non-negotiables playing on moonbeams

Two ears and one mouth used
In that proportion and not abused
As an emphatic mind learns to see
A noticeable bit of robust humanity
Taken in in a million views
The changes made in paying dues

(c) July 27, 2017  Michael Romani
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Still the One!!




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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Imitation of Christ – Thomas à Kempis

A Christian devotional written by Thomas a Kempis, this is a handbook for spiritual life deriving from the Devotio Moderna movement.  This religious classic may be the second most widely read Christian book next to The Bible.  It is divided into four books:  “Helpful Counsels of the Spiritual Life“;  “Directives For the Interior Life” ; “On Interior Consolation“; and “On the Blessed Sacrament“.  The major emphasizes here are withdrawal from the world into the interior life and devotion to the Eucharist.

The Imitation of Christ, Book I, Part I may be read here

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Faced With Temptation

House of Prayer - Service At the Beach

Tonight’s sermon was based on Matthew 4:1-3.  This poem is based on the sermon at the beach:

Faced With Temptation
by Michael Romani

Jesus was led by the Spirit
To face the Devil's temptation
Still He would not hear it
Given the divine interpretation
That allowed Him to see
Through eyes beautiful and holy

It's a faith of the deeply practical
Kept within the lost yet sacramental
Jesus felt the hunger of fleshly need
Faced with sin's pull by human deeds
The Devil called out His Divinity
Placing doubt in His Father's theology

Shielded by the Fathers' very word
Facing off the evil, but, it never occurred
To use His Father's holy name in vain
Refusing to bow down to the unholy strain
Susceptible to all the Devil proffered
Standing fast against everything offered

Said in blind faith and quiet diffidence
There in blessed assurance and the confidence
In the power of faith given in God's word
Spoken in clarity that is never blurred
And there we place our faithful trust
Keeping the path because we know we must

(c) July 26, 2017 Michael Romani
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Devil's Point - Down At The Station

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WordPress #Daily Prompt – Tea

Tea At First Light

Veil of the Moon  - Aloha Beach -Tea At First Light

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A Short Poem For You

Cosima - Sommergewitter - Sheltered From Life's Storms

A Short Poem For You
by Michael Romani

Time goes on 
Then today is gone
Friends come and go
Some  fast, some slow
The best of these stay
To explore and play
Through the good and bad
Memories happy then sad
Of these, I would say
I'm so glad that you stay
I know I'm less than clever
But there has never been an ever
When I would want you to go
I can only hope you know

(c) July 26, 2017  Michael Romani
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