B. Scott Holmes

Just trying to stay alive and keep my sideburns too
Kuna Glacier circa 1975

The Kuna Glacier circa 1975. It no longer looks like this.



I Ching Trigrams

"Face it Tim, we’ve broken the sky, and we will have to pay for it.", Martin Cohen

  • Quaternary Geographer
  • Professional Cartographer/Remote Sensing Analyst
  • Park Ranger
  • Database Application Developer (Informix, PostgreSQL, MySQL etc)
  • HTML, CSS, PHP and most recently Drupal Designer
  • Retail Grunt
  • Mark Twain Aficionado

Chapter 9: The Tournament

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 15:41 -- scott
The countryside is in a mood to party as it is now tournament season. Hank Morgan inadvertently causes offense to Sir Sagramor le Desirous and a duel is called for, three of four years in the future as Sir Sagramor is about to go in search of the Holy Grail.
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
Dubhna's Treehouse
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens
April 19, 2012

Chapter 8: The Boss

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 13:16 -- scott
Well, I liked the king, and as king I respected him—respected the office; at least respected it as much as I was capable of respecting any unearned supremacy; but as MEN I looked down upon him and his nobles—privately. And he and they liked me, and respected my office; but as an animal, without birth or sham title, they looked down upon me—and were not particularly private about it, either. I didn't charge for my opinion about them, and they didn't charge for their opinion about me: the account was square, the books balanced, everybody was satisfied.
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
Dubhna's Treehouse
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens
March 22, 2012

The Geography of The Innocents Abroad

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 23:13 -- scott

I've been rather enjoying myself a bit these last two weeks. I've found a way to combine several of my personal interests into one project, Geography, Web Site design, and Mark Twain. I've been blogging about Twain for a couple of years now, based around my readings of his books while in the guise of SLClemens, an avatar in the virtual world of Second Life. For some time I've been curious about adding dynamic maps to web pages.

Chapter 7: Merlin's Tower

Sun, 04/28/2013 - 11:18 -- scott
Hank is assigned new quarters in the castle but is annoyed by the lack of the small conveniences needed to make life pleasant. He must deal with the masses of people made aware of his presence because the eclipse frightened everyone in the land. And, he must put Merlin in his place. He does this by blowing up the Roman tower the belongs to Merlin.
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
Dubhna's Treehouse
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens
March 22, 2012

Chapter 6: The Eclipse

Sat, 04/27/2013 - 11:41 -- scott
Hank has been tied to the stake and about to be burned alive when the eclipse begins. He plays this for all it's worth and winds up wrapped in finery and promoted to a very high position in the court. Merlin doesn't like this much.
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
Dubhna's Treehouse
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens
March 22, 2012

Chapter 5: An Inspiration

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 14:05 -- scott
Hanks wakes up in the dark, thinking he's been having a strange dream but the boy Clarence arrives to remind him of his doom. Not only is the dungeon guarded by men at arms but Merlin has cast a spell as well. This inspires Hank to have Clarence tell the king that he too is a great magician. Merlin doubts this claim and insists Hank describe his powers. The pending eclipse comes to mind.
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
Dubhna's Treehouse
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens
March 8, 2012

Chapter 4: Sir Dinadan The Humorist

Wed, 04/24/2013 - 12:48 -- scott
Hank is displayed before King Arthur and Queen Guinevere. Sir Dinadan tells is tale of Hank's capture, describing him as a Sky Towering Monster with thirteen knights. Hank's clothing is described as enchanted. He is stripped naked and thrown into a dungeon.
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
Dubhna's Treehouse
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens
March 8, 2012

Chapter 3: Knights of the Table Round

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 19:07 -- scott
After the feast the knights tell the tales of the latest exploits and how they acquired the recent batch of prisoners. Merlin soon chimes in with with his oft told tale of how King Arthur acquired his sword from a lake. This puts most of the audience to sleep.
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
Dubhna's Treehouse
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens
March 8, 2012

Chapter 2: King Arthur's Court

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 11:18 -- scott
Hank arrives in Camelot but must be convinced he is not in some kind of asylum. He meets the boy, Clarence, that will be his ally throughout his adventures. He is then summoned to the court and finds himself in the company of other prisoners, many of whom are not in particularly good physical condition. We get to see the dining habits of British royalty circa 528AD.
February 23, 2012

Chapter 1: Camelot

Mon, 04/22/2013 - 22:41 -- scott
Hank and the knight travel through the country side en route to Camelot. He cannot believe that the people they pass are not surprised by the appearance of the knight but are quite startled by his appearance.
February 23, 2012

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