Celebrating Cicadas!

If you live in the United States you know what’s coming. Cicadas by the millions. Why so many? This is the first time in 221 years that both the 14-year Cicadas AND the 17-year Cicadas emerge from under our feet at the same time. The last time it happened Thomas Jefferson was president. These are (more…)

Zinnia Zauber; Real World Art Star!

We all love Zinnia’s designs from her Hue Are You shop on Etopia Plaza. You may have visited Etopia Peninsula where she hosts a virtual campus for her Peninsula College students. Maybe you attended one of her many colorful and insightful presentations If you’ve attended her presentations throughout SL over the years you know what (more…)

Aye Matie, The Pirates Rose Again At Etopia

Our annual Speak Like A Pirate celebration took place Thursday, 21 September. Dani DJed with a great selection of music and we danced till our virtual boots fell off. I, like so manyof you, have, over the years, bought into the romanticism surrounding the pirate life. I know the truth is brutal, violent; filled with (more…)

Microplastics Cause Macrodamage.

Microplastics, which are tiny plastic particles measuring less than 5 millimeters in size, have become a significant concern for the marine environment. They can originate from a variety of sources. Breakdown of larger plastic items, microbeads used in personal care products, and fibers from synthetic clothing are just some examples. Microplastics have a significant impact (more…)