In 2023, Second Life provides an appealing alternative to the corporate, neuter metaverses of investor-speak, a place so weird, disparate, and janky that it can't be pitched in any board room.

I'm not a hardcore SL player in any sense of the word, but I've grown to love it as a platform for meeting with distant friends and exploring built spaces together. Here I'll share how I've built my avatar and a few places I've visited.