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Travel Photography - Spectre of Ayiana' © 2006 Bryan Kolasinski

July 11, 2006

Spectre of Ayiana by Bryan Kolasinski

Caption: A free spirit or a spirit free'd?. . .

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Travel Photography - 'Der Danse Macabre VI' © 2006 Lee Hobbs

May 07, 2006

Der Danse Macabre VI - © 2006

Caption: The sixth in a series of "Dance of Death" motifs from various churches, cathedrals and basilicas in Poland (2004) . . .

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Film Review: V is for Vendetta and H is for Holocaust

April 26, 2006

Der Danse Macabre III - © 2006 Lee Hobbs
Photograph: 'Der Danzig Danse Macabre III' © 2006 Lee Hobbs

Today's Film Review courtesy of English-blog contributor Rachael T.

*Warning: Article may contain spoilers!

Heroes in the Eyes of the Beholder

First a synopsis:

From the creators of the hit trilogy, The Matrix, comes a thrill ride of a movie that'll leave you quoting it for the rest of the day. V for Vendetta is a perfect blend of action, suspense, mystery, and drama, making the film . . .

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The Poetry of Death (Or, The Death of Poetry?)

April 25, 2006

Der Danzig Danse Macabre II - © 2006 Lee Hobbs
Photograph: 'Der Danzig Danse Macabre II' © 2006 Lee Hobbs

Because I could not stop for Death,
He kindly stopped for me -

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Travel Photography - Revisiting and Reflecting Upon a Time before Katrina

April 24, 2006

'Old Bicycle in Old New Orleans' © 2006 Lee Hobbs
Photograph: 'Old Bicycle in Old New Orleans' © 2006 Lee Hobbs

"It has been said that a Scotchman has not seen the world until he has seen Edinburgh; and I think that I may say that an American has not seen the United States until he as seen Mardi-Gras in New Orleans." - Mark Twain

Caption: Two years before the catastrophic floods of Hurricane Katrina brought the "Big Easy" to its knees, this antique bicycle stands testimony to the thriving business of the Old French Quarter (2003) . . .

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Is Knowing How to Learn Enough? Debating Life's Necessities

April 19, 2006

Der Danse Macabre IV - © 2006 Lee Hobbs
Photograph: 'Der Danzig Danse Macabre IV' © 2006 Lee Hobbs

“They know enough who know how to learn.” ~ Henry Adams (1838-1918)

Adams seems to have it all sorted out. How about you? Can you concur with this bit of pragmatic philosophy or is there more to know than this?

I originally gave my students a choice between . . .

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Using Strange Depictions as both a Discussion and Writing Prompt

February 07, 2006

 'Der Danzig Danse Macabre I' © 2006 Lee Hobbs
Photograph: 'Der Danzig Danse Macabre I' © 2006 Lee Hobbs

"Cast a cold eye / On life, on death. / Horseman; pass by!" ~ W. B. Yeats Under Ben Bulben

Caption: A grim church ornament gives a grisly grin over onlookers in a Danzig cathedral (2002) . . .


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Utilizing The Power of Photography in Writing-Intensive English Courses

February 01, 2006

Devil's Head Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Photograph: 'Rock Devil's Head' © 2006 Lee Hobbs

"I like being near the top of a mountain. One can't get lost here." ~ Wislawa Szymborska

Caption: A side of the Chimney Rock mountain - which resembles a face - looks gleefully over the valleys of North Carolina . . .

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Ways to use Quotations in your English Classes: Cather, et al.

January 14, 2006

Gulf Shores after Hurricane Ivan 2004
Photograph: 'Gulf Shores after Hurricane Ivan' © 2006 Lee Hobbs

"There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm." ~ Willa Silbert Cather

Caption: After the mighty winds of Hurricane Ivan, the once happy resort at Gulf State Park sits gutted and utterly defeated on the coastal shores of southern Alabama (2004) . . .


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Travel Photography: 'Polish Bicycle I' © 2006 Lee Hobbs

January 07, 2006

Polish Bicycle I - Photograph © 2006 Lee Hobbs
Photograph: "Polish Bicycle" © 2006 Lee Hobbs

"The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets." ~ Christopher Morley

Caption: The reliable old "rover" of an elderly, Krakovian gentleman, chained to the drainage pipes of a traditional bakery on Kazimierz Street (1998) . . .

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Travel Photography - 'The Pennsylvania Amish' © 2006 Lee Hobbs

December 27, 2005

'The Pennsylvania Amish' © 2006 Lee Hobbs
Photograph: 'The Pennsylvania Amish' © 2006 Lee Hobbs

"When you talk you only repeat what you already know, but if you listen you may learn something." ~ Amish school proverb

Caption: In the far north of Indiana County, a plainly fashioned buggy of the German-speaking Amish makes its way home through the winding roads of Western Pennsylvania (2004) . . .

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Who is Lee Hobbs?

September 01, 2005

Lee Hobbs, a North American native-speaker (and partial descendant of Native-Americans and wily Welshmen), renowned global citizen (and infamous universal denizen) spends much of his existence "searching for sanity beyond the self-dynamic" After earning his bachelor of arts (in fine art) in 1993, he spent six of his thinner years trekking across the planet, experimenting with entrepreneurial endeavors, and working in the emerging ESL field of Post-Communist Europe. During that time . . .

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