Showing posts from February, 2006

Tomb of Hafiz, the celebrated Iranian poet

This is the tomb of Hafiz, a celebrated Iranian poet. His full name was Khaje Shams ud-Din Hafiz-i Shirazi, and he lived from 1326-1390.

After the Holy Koran and Islamic prayer books, Hafiz's collection of poems is probably the most popular book in Iran. (I can hardly imagine an Iranian household not having a copy, so you can guess how popular he is!)

Khaju Bridge, Isfahan

Here's another historical site to visit if you come to Iran: Khaju Bridge in Isfahan, which was built around in the year 1650. Like Shiraz, Isfahan has many places worth seeing. For more info on Isfahan, you might want to take a look at Wikipedia. Although it's not always accurate with regard to Iran's modern history, it can give you an idea of the more ancient history, at least with regard to architecture.

Perspolis (Shiraz, Iran)

This is a photo of Perspolis, capital of Achaemenid Empire 500 BC. It is located in Shiraz in Fars province in Iran.

The stone engravings are unbelievable!

Those of you who haven't seen it don't know what you're missing! :-)

My blog reincarnated!

Reincarnation, resuscitation, renovation, or maybe just face-lifting! Whatever you call it, it looks like my blog and I are back again!

(Whew! Long story; I'll tell you later ...)

Finally I can relax!

Susan :-)


Looks like my blog has just disappeared!

Another useful tip: Adding your tags to your blog template

For those of you who want to add your tags to your sidebar; check it out!

Collaborative blogging: Adding your tags to your blog template#links

Tutorial on how to start blogging

Hi, all! For those of you who intend to use blogs for your classroom, Jane Petring provides the following easy-to-follow tutorial in her blog (English CEF Blog), and I've borrowed this with her permission. Enjoy! :-)

English CEF Blog: "Creating Your Blog"
Here we go Future Bloggers.... First go to the Blogger site.

Click on the orange arrow to create your blog now.

Username: this is not as easy as it looks because you must select a unique name that no other blogger is using. You may have to try a few times before it is accepted. When it is accepted, write it down immediately because you will probably forget next week.

Password: please choose a password that you don't mind sharing with me (I don't want to know any of your secrets). After the first few weeks you can change your password, but in the beginning it is helpful if I can get into your account when you are having difficulty.

Display Name: This is the name that shows up when you leave a comment. Most people us…