The public radio show, The Infinite Mind, with John Hockenberry, has acquired a presence in the online virtual 3D world. In addition to Vega, Kurt Vonnegut will also appear in avatar form!
According to the NWN piece, Hockenberry, who is handicapped, was offered a choice between having his avatar in a wheelchair or to have functional legs. He chose to use a hovercraft instead.
As much as I didn't like making the game totally free with no credit card verification (sign up now!), it has brought in over a hundred thousand new people in record time. This is getting the attention of a lot of mainstream outlets. I have a feeling that one day I will be getting all nostalgic about when "we only had a million people."
I have found it helpful to do the stretching exercises my physical therapist recommends. Do some core strengthening exercises, such as the ones highlighted at The Mayo Clinic. By keeping your core strong, your back won't put itself in a position to cause that sciatica pain you are having.