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I bought my first SLR camera (a Yashica TL-ELECTRO) when I was 17 and imagined I would become a great photographer. My love of photography, unfortunately, was thwarted by a photo-journalism class (the first "C" in college, but not the last!) as well as several packages of accidentally exposed photo paper and the high cost of film on a student budget. An unexpected gift of a Canon Rebel xSI four years ago reawakened those old, dormant dreams. A bit wiser now, I knew that photog instructor was full of bs even if technically he was pretty good. I began snapping away and haven't looked back. Mostly, I shoot nature photography because flowers and rocks don't talk back at you when you pose them.
Category Archives: Shakespeare
Changing Seasons is an appropriate theme for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo challenge as we approach the solstice. Be sure to visit other blog’s to see different interpretations of Changing Seasons Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons (bopaula.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: … Continue reading
I love when I serendipitously come across links like this one. If I still taught high school English — if I somehow could have sustained myself (mentally, financially) in that profession past my 20′s — I would definitely use one … Continue reading
Shakespeare wrote: I wasted time and now doth time waste me. Although I spent much time this evening following various links from the World Shakespeare Festival, I don’t think that I wasted my time. Like Celia, in As You Like … Continue reading
He was not of an age, but for all time! ~ Ben Jonson The Hokey-Pokey Shakespeare Style was written by Jeff Brechlin, submitted to the Washington Post Style Invitation contest, March, 2003. It was the winning entry.
April 23 is the day of Shakespeare’s death (in 1616), and sometimes considered as the day of his birth as well, although records only indicate when he was baptized ( Apr 26, 1564), not born. In honor of the Bard … Continue reading
It’s been awhile since I picked up Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary and, when I got it in my head to look at it this morning, my search led me into a massive reorganization of a few bookcases, leading me to once … Continue reading
Scene: Dick Clark, any day, the mid-60′s through the mid-70′s. You could have found me watching American Bandstand. I would sit in front of the TV, watching teens dance, observing their actions, studying their clothes, listening to the music, hoping … Continue reading
But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet the sun. Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with grief. That thou, her maid, art far more fair … Continue reading
My Summer of Shakespeare continues. Over the weekend, I read Bill Bryson’s Shakespeare, The World as Stage, and have Stephen Greenblatt’s Will in the World: How Shakespeare became Shakespeare making its way towards the top of the reading stack. And … Continue reading
>Not sure why in the middle of winter I would decide to read something with summer in it’s title, other than to warm me. Of course A Midsummer Night’s Dream has little to do with summer, but much to do with merriment. … Continue reading