A Writer. An Artist. A Woman. A Witch. A Storyteller.

My first loves are information, writing, art, and music, all of which are liberally sprinkled throughout this journal. I find inspiration in the quotes, photos, and art of others, which I will often share.

I am not new to blogging or the web. I started back in ‘98 with GeoCities and cycled through EarthLink, LiveJournal, DeadJournal, InsaneJournal, Dreamwidth, Blogger, Expression Engine, WordPress, and Tumblr.

Kirasha is a persona I’ve been playing with in various forms from fiction to roleplay to online handles since the mid-90s. At one point, I tried renaming Kirasha to Ceitdubh, but that didn’t stick. Kirasha’s been with me for too long. In February of 2008, I finally created an account on Second Life®. I’d been looking at the site for months, trying to decide if I wanted to get involved there, and had recently learned some friends were members.

Thus, Kirasha Urqhart was cemented as my online persona.

In real life, I work as a Senior Technical Writer for a cloud services company in Los Angeles, CA and I’m currently preparing to take the exam for my CAPM certificate. I keep the Kirasha name online because it’s what I’m best known by. But, you can also call me ‘JL’, which is what I sign off as in real life.

On this blog, I post crafting, art, writing, journaling, mixed media, nail art, style, planning, spirituality, and general thoughts on life as a single woman in her 40s.

I also blog at Wandering Path, which began as my Second Life blog and has evolved into where I take my discussions on virtual worlds, technology, gaming, digital art, society, politics, and entertainment.

All of my fandom endeavors have been moved to Dreamwidth and Archive of Our Own, while my roleplaying CDJ can be found at A Wash of Thought.

After writing and blogging for many years, I found myself at a place where I didn’t have the time to write posts and then found it hard to come back and maintain the same outlook as older posts. So, in the summer of 2018, I archived everything on this site to my private journal on Dreamwidth so I might begin anew with a fresh outlook and creative spirit.

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The Irish Spirit Magazine

Discovering our roots


...experiments in thought and art

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Onyx Path Publishing

...experiments in thought and art

Shadows of Esteren - Medieval Horror RPG

...experiments in thought and art

Fateforge : Epic Tales in the World of Eana

...experiments in thought and art


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Middle Finger of Vecna

The Mage Hand Press Blog of Free, Quality 5e D&D Content


Games and workshops for the campaigning sector

The Plutonian Letters

An Account of the Experiences and Observations of One Onyx Plutonian During His Exploration of the Independant State of Caledon

Lilith's Den

by Runa, The Wild Elf - A virtual Character in Second Life

Virtually Educated

Vita and blog site of Stasia Weston (aka Aevalle out on the grid!)

Casual Obsession

A curious corner of the Aetherverse


Serving up history, politics and religion with a healthy side of sarcasm

Wyrd Daze

The ezine of speculative fiction + extraordinary music, art & writing.

This Fundy Migrant's Tale

The diary of a West Coast transplant to the Bay of Fundy.

Not A Villain - A Webcomic

...experiments in thought and art

Bookish Wanderer

A place of bookish things and writerly dreams

SciFi Pubcast

...experiments in thought and art

RandomChatter Network

Podcasts covering movies, television, sci-fi, and more!

A Caledonian Journey

...experiments in thought and art

Inara Pey: Living in a Modemworld

Second Life, virtual worlds and virtual realities

sipping stardust

snippets of poetry and scattered thoughts

On Life, Hope y todo lo demás...

Life, hope, lifestyle and everything beautiful

The Simple Woman

...experiments in thought and art

MINIMAL.PLAN | Plan . Achieve . Repeat

...experiments in thought and art

Stephanie A. Cain

...experiments in thought and art

FabFree - Fabulously Free in SL

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What Next

...experiments in thought and art

Curious Kitties Update Blog

Curious Kitties Update Blog for the 3D Virtual World Second Life - Created by the artist Ameshin: ameshin.com ( Ameshin Yossarian / ameshin.yossarian in SL ) Featuring original styles in these genres: Gothic Punk Cyber Cute Sexy Neko Original. All 3D models, textures and designs are hand crafted by Ameshin. Item types: Full Outfit Legwarmers Dress Shirt Top Skirt Stockings Socks Jacket Coat Pants Clothing Hair Nyanotech Japan Japanese Body Skin Makeup Eyes Mermaid Elf Ears Avatar Set Shoes Boots Heels Accessories Necklace Corset Earrings Choker Bracelets Bag Hat Dolls ~ both Sculptie & Prim!

Daniel Voyager

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Around the Grid

Second Life® Travels and Fashion


...experiments in thought and art

Ciaran Laval

Just another unauthorised virtual world fansite


A Girl, A Lot of Free Time, and A Second Life


One of Second Life's Oldest Fashion and virtual living blogs, established 2007

Honour's Post Menopausal View (of Second Life)

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Gwyn's Home

...experiments in thought and art


A lifestyle blog about the virtual world of Second Life

Apple May Designs

...experiments in thought and art

Blogging Second Life

SL's Blog and Store / Creator Directory

Its Only Fashion

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Jo Yardley's Second Life

The adventures of a virtual time traveler

Fantasy Faire

A RFL of SL Event