UPDATE: Here are Christopher Smadga and I, praying to Poseidon:
UPDATE: From the Perseus web site, the Homeric Hymn to Poseidon (minus the line numbers in the translation):
UPDATE: I've about cried myself out, for now.I begin to sing about Poseidon, the great god, mover of the earth and fruitless sea, god of the deep who is also lord of Helicon and wide Aegae. A two-fold office the gods allotted you, O Shaker of the Earth, to be a tamer of horses and a saviour of ships!Hail, Poseidon, Holder of the Earth, dark-haired lord! O blessed one, be kindly in heart and help those who voyage in ships!
Aeneas Anthony has announced that the Minoan Empire sim will close on July 6th. There will be two more chariot races, on June 19th and 26th, at 1:00 p.m. SL time (or 1300 if you prefer 24-hour notation). I beg you, if you have not visited the empire, do so while you can. It is a wonderful place, and I will never forget it. Thanks to King Minos, to the Architect, Aeneas Anthony, and to all the wonderful Minoan citizens.
UPDATE: A photo taken from the beach with no dolphins to be seen:
UPDATE: we are not resigned to our fate; see "Not Over Yet".