Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Read more at Microsoft.com/DeliveringMore.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
There are global perspectives for instructional librarians bases on politics of pedagogy, the new expectations and reality for information literacy in academic librarianship -
- administrative skills
- assessment and evaluation skills
- communication skills
- curriculum knowledge
- information literacy integration skills
- instructional design skills
- leadership skills
- planning skills
- presentation skills
- promotion skills
- subject expertise
- teaching skills
The question is where to learn these proficiencies? Well two-thirds of the proficiencies are acquired from the professional education, the library school, plus persistence in professional development, and yet all of them primary acquired on the job or self-taught proficiency where work experience is essential number one priority.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Carve out some quiet time. Tote pillows and blankets to the backyard to watch the sunset and see winter's spectacular night sky unfold. Don't try it at north!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Right here, in zone eleven,
At golden sand of South Florida beaches
And Caribbean Islands features.
A haven under sprawling shrubs -
Sea grapes of Eden guarded by cherubs.
Purplish fruits, grape - like clusters
Framed by large leaves, "the dinner sauces."
Under the sun, my entire head turns gray as I age.
The entire sea grapes' leaves turn purple and red as they age.
We both unable to survive the frost
Making from tropical days the most.
We both compete for shade at the beach edges.
I enjoy eating the fruit right off the branches.
Chew and eat,
Spit the pit.
I am cooking jams and jelly
To invite my friends and family!
Heavenly sweet and lovely pulp
In every sea grape syrupy gulp!
by Ida Tomshinsky
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
- Amazon Kindle
- Sony Reader Daily
- Sony Reader Touch Edition
- Barnes & Noble Nook
- BeBook Neo
If you wondering what means "readability," just a measurement of how well the e-reader can be viewed in various lighting conditions. The e-readers are evenly good to use in the bright sunlight and in the average lit room. Happy readability!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Professions or careers are disappearing too. For example, travel agents, cashiers, phone based customer service support, bank tellers, and, the entire business of accounting, plus, web site programming are endangered spices.
In the distant future, a very small percentage of people employed as cashiers right now will be able to keep their jobs. In the past century, the phone customer service and tech support 800-lines were moved overseas. Unfortunately, this trend is going to continue. Digital banking will drive tellers out of business. New modern applications are advancing in software technology and to build an e-commerce web site is not a big deal anymore.
It is hard to imaging, but the brick and mortar libraries have competition. E-books, e-publications and other e-resources will be more and more easy access online or download on special kindle like devices. Therefore, the need for traditional librarians will be greatly diminished.
More people prefer to read and write in digital format and that will reduce the printing business as it will have less customers. Newspaper delivery might disappear, bookstores will be only for gift ideas and special occasion business.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
To write a novel is completely different from any other major forms of literarure, it is not a piece of a flash fiction literature or an essay. Also, it is not a short story.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Many people use sudden fiction, micro fiction, micro story, short short, postcard fiction, and even prose poetry, as an equivalent to flash fiction literature.
Flash fiction has roots going to Aesop's Fables. Among the practitioners are famous writers such as Anton Chekhov, O. Henry, Franz Kafka, Ernest Hemingway, Ray Bradbury, Kurt Vonnegut.
Digital life aka Internet gave new beginning and new demand to flash fiction literature.
Extreme brevity could be illustrated by a short story about six-word flash written by Ernest Hemingway: "For sale: baby shoes, never worn."
Sunday, November 7, 2010
The era of opera gloves, expired in 50s. Some costumes include gloves. Working gloves have different purpose and different history.
But generally, gloves or mittens have a natural purpose to keep our hands warm, save, and protective from cold and harm.
Leather or deerskin dress gloves were a staple of a refined Victorian wardrobe, the finishing touch for any outfit. Slip your hands into a pair of butter smooth dress gloves and you will likely refuse to take them off! Dress gloves are featuring traditional styling suitable for men and ladies, and as any fine gloves are unlined for a trim elegant fit.
Ladies' Emporium is the brand name for authentic products and old-fashioned service. Bench-made in USA of fine American deerskin, the dress gloves are available in sizes 6 to 11. As usual, they are available in black and in chocolate brown.
How to find your glove size? It is pretty simple. You measure around your dominant hand at the widest part, excluding your thumb. The measurement in inches is your size, and if you have long fingers, you may need to round up.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
The anthology with teamwork of do and do not's
Comes to my re-construction visions
That came with new glasses
And transitional lens
Letting me see from sunlight to indoors.
Wow, changed mission and vision statements?!
What it has to do with ants?
Ants, ants, ants:
Ants, ants, ants
Always around, so focused and organized,
Very talented insects, wingless,
From a different time-frame, and fearless.
Adopted survivors of cold and hot,
Could be the messengers of God.
Personal characteristics -
Detailed oriented, check;
Extremely organized, check;
Affable, easy to get to know, check;
Action-oriented, again a check!
So, who they are hiring?
Customer service representatives
Dedicated to accomplish the organization's
Mission and goals.
O, my God, they are looking for ancient ants,
The social interacts,
Talented arcane brigade,
The amazing wingless insects,
Ants, ants, and more of ants.
by Ida Tomshinsky (2010)
Sunday, October 31, 2010
From the 1930s through the 1950s, S.W. 8th Street was filled with Jewish owed and operated businesses. For the last four decades, its dominant by Cuban business groups.
Currently, the trial known as a main street of parades, protest marches, and the famous Calle Ocho Open House, which takes place on second Sunday of March each year, and stretches deep into East Little Havana.
Friday, October 29, 2010
The new library space can accommodate eighty people, includes ten desktop computers (not so many, assuming that their students use laptops), a printer, a scanner, and five large LCD screens. To support team study sessions, the library also provides a series of study niches and three group study rooms equipped with whiteboards. (This is the new "normal.")
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Now more than even, people do not care how much you know, people will remember you ONLY by how much you helped and how much you cared.
Help and care are both action verbs that alone are not enough. You need to have the modern equipment, the instrumental tools, and skills to work with them.
In two month, we will smoothly merge into the next decade of digital work enforcement union, in general, as a solution to increase productivity, profits and prosperity.
Monday, October 25, 2010
As we, in the library community, continue to guide people to read the recommended lists of books, we are forcing and shaping the minds of the next decade of the twenty-first century. But it is the reader source for practical wisdom on how you can live richer life, and even change your daily existence, your community - and the world - instead of setting for the status quot or something else's outdated idea of the unrealistic dreams. With so much to read, how do you sift the good from the goofy? Well, what about book reviews and clippings from local newspapers, commentaries, firsthand reports, interviews, and even cartoons.
I like to read the editorials in the magazines, enjoy photo essays by cutting-edge photographers, useful introductions to excerpted articles that place issues and ideas in context, good slogans that steer my imagination, expedite to express it in lyrics with creativity.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
So, what is the key to her success and popularity? -
"Well, success comes in different faces.
It is always a race.
Everybody has his own case
To get advanced and raise.
Hard work and integrity,
Great goals for the prosperity.
I say it professionally, and literary:
It is only in "Webster's Dictionary"
Success comes before work." IT
Such a warm October day! A sunny afternoon embellishes the chain of events. The lady in black pants and black-and-white blouse was overwhelmed. Her appreciation notes were unfolded in her purse. I could not see her face, it was covered in red chrysanthemum, a plant with red showy flowers.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Digital Literacy is beyond Computer Literacy. Digital Literacy encompasses computer hardware, computer software, the Internet, cell phones, PDAs, and any other digital devices.
In 1997, Paul Gilster introduced the concept of digital literacy in a book of the same name as the term that is now generally used.
Libraries are using electronic games to increase awareness about the digital literacy.
A person that is using digital literacy skills to interact with society may be called a digital citizen.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
To my knowledge, Halloween was meant for scaring not whoring! Does recession reflects on the low taste and economical use of fabric?
He continues to be a cause of a tragic, but fascinated life and mysterious death. There are several theories on how he died including: epilepsy, rabies, alcohol, and even voter fraud.
Halloween is almost here and get all of us pumped up for a night of ghosting tricks and glory treats the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), in partnership with Broward County Library (BCL), is dedicating this month's Big Read event to the master of horror, Edgar Allan Poe.
"On October 3, 1849, Poe was found on the streets of Baltimore delirious, "in great distress, and... in need of immediate assistance", according to the man who found him, Joseph W. Walker. He was taken to the Washington College Hospital, where he died on Sunday, October 7, 1849, at 5:00 in the morning. Poe was never coherent long enough to explain how he came to be in his dire condition, and, oddly, was wearing clothes that were not his own. Poe is said to have repeatedly called out the name "Reynolds" on the night before his death, though it is unclear to whom he was referring. Some sources say Poe's final words were "Lord helps my poor soul."All medical records, including his death certificate, have been lost. Newspapers at the time reported Poe's death as "congestion of the brain" or "cerebral inflammation", common for deaths from disreputable causes such as alcoholism. The actual cause of death remains a mystery."
Did I said that he passed away in the age of 40.?!! Why in Baltimore? He departed to New York.
Success of economy powered by two essentials tourism and real estate, plus agriculture was a factor too.
In 2010, the Miami population is .... I will not let you know. Do your homework!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
What makes Miami one of the top "design meccas?" -
It's the South American influence that makes the city so unique. It's American Rivera - hot and spicy. "People in Miami are not afraid to use fuchsia pink, lime green and yellow - people are really color educated down here."
For the video highlights of the Bromstad interview, visit www.southfloridabusinessjournal.com
"One can't believe impossible things."
"I dare say you haven't had much practice," said the Queen.
"When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I believed as many six impossible things before breakfast."
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
In the Industrial Age, business focused on their capital assets.
In Information Age, virtual business dictates to balance results with business relationships and virtual communication.
The 4BigV's of Information Age increase -
a. Volume of information,
b. Variety of ways to get information,
c. Velocity at which information is bombarding us,
d. Veracity to assess information.
Due to Worldwide Mobile Worker Population 2007-2011 Forecast (March 2008). IDC #209883E,
- 73% of the workforce will be virtual by 2011.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Is not the same as at the municipal city,
It has it's own style and rhythm.
Day -by-day you study,
Time - to- time you party.
Will help to connect with friends from any majors,
Will own you personal wages.
Choices, decisions making,
Time management, and professional judgement
Will teach you social issues.
Assessment of any case studies
Will make you sharper
And street smart-er.
You test yourself every day
In a classroom and outside it
To become a good citizen
With parents foundation and academic diploma.
Remember your best training years
At the student's city,
This is your beginning and start
To get on the road
And walk, and work.
Walk, and work more,
Because the road is endless.
Ida Tomshinsky, c. 2005
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Is not the same as reading stories
Because people are saving a story
To tell the human history.
Passing down stories
And the love for storytelling,
And the art of story listening
By using the literacy and new media tools,
Useful skills learned at school
To tell the wisdom of folk tales
Dealing with repetition details.
Telling the story
Is to build a legend -
In general, those do not have an end.
A story, a tale, a fable
Make the chronological history able;
Preserve the past and present -
From the front porch
Or at the beach,
Perhaps, on the bench
Under the big tree's branch.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
I just came from a historical event - the IFAC reunion 2010. If I would have a chance to say a speech, I would acknowledge the IFAC educational journey and the beginning of the new tradition to celebrate the honorable IFAC institution that factually does not exist anymore.
In my opinion, it makes this event special and unique!
For me, it felt almost like looking back in a retrospective order by watching a good documentary story. Many of the alumni lived the American fantasy dream to use their enthusiasm, creativity and individual talents to acquire professional skills for the betterment of our society, our home-town Miami and the other new places in where many of the alumni moved on with their careers and lives as serving the great Greek God Apollo, the God of sun, light, art, science and healing.
Using the national cultural analogy, the talented young people followed "the yellow brick road" from Wizard of Oz, and reunited with old friends: Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Lion, befriend with kindly Pumkinhead. IFAC brought to everybody, respectfully, brain, heart and courage.
When I came to work for IFAC, I felt as an Alice in the Wonderland that went "down the Rabbit Hole" and on my journey, I met you all: The White Rabbit, The Queen of Hearts, The King of Hearts, The Duchess, the Dodo, The Lory, The Duck, The Pat, The Turtle, and the Dormouse.
And in the end of my speech, I would thank all hosts and hostesses for the beautiful evening and would thank The Porter's family for hospitality: "Today's event was all about the IFAC's forty years that shacked the true international fine arts community locally, in Miami, and beyond it that based on fundamentals of strong respect and reputation of the past, and I am sure, each guest looks in the future with optimism, with the Miami style, because the power of trinity of the past, presents and future is in separate."
October 16, 2010 IT
Friday, October 15, 2010
I cannot stop thinking about the simple and good customer service at Nina's and the cultural aspect of the employees. Next to the nail polish supplies I spotted a book, a feminine novel by Sidney Shelton titled "The Other Side of the Midnight." We are living today in the digital world. It felt simply good to have a gleam of the information literacy in action. Our conversation became professional between a Librarian and a Library Patron as we discussed how to get a rare book through Interlibrary Loan. Darena said that she knows she can download and read this book in an e-book format online, but she wants to have her own hardcopy. Dorena likes to buy her novels, and she owns a personal Library Collection that is overgrown. I suggested that she may like to donate a part of her collection to a local public library at Miami Dade Public Library System.
Ripe mango juices,
And Marlins successes
Do not explain
An extraordinary ecosystem.
If you want to know more
Come to Florida and explore!
You can capture the weather
In high temperatures,
Experience the wildlife creatures.
We have a spectacular time,
O, mine! O, mine!"
Ida Tomshinsky c. 2005
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
To the ocean side island,
There is always a breeze
That moves the leaves.
The aroma of the single wild flower
From the sand dunes
Brings strength and irresistible power
To sprint with Atlantic tunes.
Embrace with the greatest joy
The morning walks to employ
At the sand space
That is overgrowing with grace.
Absolutely forget about any pain!
The blood is running through the main vein.
The ocean helps to keep calm
And strong as palm.
The wind passes
And shakes the tall grasses.
The morning rays of sun
Learn to move fast, almost run.
The sky gets black.
The clouds are moving forward and back.
I am running away,
To come again, the next day.
After all, it is not bore,
Beach is full of life at the Surfside shore.
Please come to Miami Beach in fall
To experience the great entertaining in whole!
The weather matters for every guest,
As they are coming to us to rest.
The Miami itself is a gem
That admired by them.
For a moment, please, freeze!
Listen to the breeze,
The conductor of the Miami’s century old trees,
And the evergreen leaves.
Ida Tomshinsky, October
I am on the road.
I did not reach the winter faze,
I am spending time in a different maze.
I will not take the race
To get to the destination place.
Not yet, not at all.
Currently, I am fall.
Life, please bless,
And keep me out of the mess.
I am not in a hurry to run in it.
First, I must, I have to learn about it.
Obviously, I passed my summer time.
It was generous, kind, and fine.
Everybody needs time to grow
From the first row.
Since summer, I forestall.
Now, I am fall.
I stocked between summer and winter,
And within every autumn I am getting brighter.
Red, yellow, crimson
It is the fall season.
Ida Tomshinsky, October
Monday, October 11, 2010
But if you have a story to tell, the story itself will lead you to the description of the happenings.
The form and the shape of the story is secondary.
The story itself is a primary factor. If you will not tell it, it never will be told.
And if you are inspired and inflamed by the story, you enthusiasm will be showed, and, in the end, the story itself will make your writing creation a successful experience.
Columbus three ships under sail, the nao Santa Maria, the standard full-rigged ship of that time, and the square-rigged caravels, Nina and Pinta, eagerly looking for the land.
The apprehensive seamen and natives demonstrated sighs of friendship and hospitality in the first early voyages to the New World. The tensions of hope, search, and discovery were the essential part in Columbus pleading his cause before Queen Isabella of Spain.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
That the fall season is in. It came and shook off the last year leaves, clean up the branches and prepared room for winter affairs. The gardeners picked up the carrots and the cauliflowers. Every last head of nice fresh lettuce gathered. The ladies of the house cut all the flowers along the fence. The beautiful perfect pumpkin picked up to use as a centerpiece. Wait, it will be coming wonderful celebration parties indeed.
As a number it has power, as a date it is, perhaps, another date in October with many more to come.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
For example, the Student X could not communicate "crime by different social classes" as crime by blue and white collar, crime by poor and rich, crime by gender, crime in different age categories, crime within groups of different status of education, etc.
The social aspect content was not explain how to identify, construct, and maintain vocally description of the research information.
The focus on transactions of keyword searching, compound terms, and Boolean operations was absent.
"The Future of Publishing: Libraries and the Changing Role of Creators and Consumers" by Andy Havens and Tom Storey. -NEXTSpace, August 2010, N0. 16, p.4-9.
The vast new world of publishing offers libraries some interesting new opportunities to connect with users and extend value to the communities. There new economical ways to connect and use new technologies to the communities we serving.
The library as publishers opens doors to local book manufacturing and delivery. The avenue between author and creator as editor and reader as consumer is very promising and special that proved by past cultural and educational experiences to walk side by side embedded librarians within digital revolution in modern technology, within national and international scholarly communication issues, and the new academic opportunities producing custom course materials (publisher on campus, course packs.)
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
And filled with the same warmness and gentleness;
The summer is endless for us -
Fulfilled with triumph and kindness…
In the hot summer time the King of Sun
Rules until the hurricanes season –
Taking time off for disputes
And following the fable from Aesop –
The Sun argues.
The mighty Wind from the far seas
Blows on trees
The branches and leaves.
Miamians hurry indoors
And looking for water, ice, and shelters;
Then, barricading the homes,
And waiting and waiting for the contest victors.
People try their best as the Wind might.
Every year we learn more –
Easier influence masses
With kindness and gentleness
Then with force and war!"
by Ida Tomshinsky
Monday, September 27, 2010
1. The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
2. American Polygraph Association Newsletter
3. Forensic Science International
4. Scientific Testimony: An Online Journal
5. Wound Ballistics Review
1. American Police Beat Magazine
2.The Backup: Law Enforcement Publication
3. CLEAF: Computers in Law Enforcement Advocacy Forum (on-line)
4. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin
5. International Game Warden Magazine
6. Law Enforcement News
7. The Marshals Monitor
8. The Online Journal for Crime Scene Investigators
9. On Patrol
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Constitution Day Activity
Do your students are ready to learn about Presidential Elections and the functions of the Executive branch? The knowledge includes the information about past United States presidents, historic elections, and presidential powers throughout the history. The activity encourage to elect a classmate to be the next president while learning the platforms and watching the most famous campaign ads of all time.
So buckle up... because the road to the White House has many twists and turns!
Monday, August 30, 2010
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze."
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Not surprisingly, wireless is fast becoming the default network connection for campus users, who typically own two of four wireless-enabled mobile devices. Virtualization and growth in cloud-based services are centralizing and offloading IT functions. This changes, coupled with soaring video traffic, are triggering bandwidth upgrades at all levels. There are five major areas of technology change:
- 802.11n and all-wireless access,
- the rising tide of mobile devices,
- centralization of IT through virtualization,
- increasing clouds,
- bandwidth or bust.
During the beginning of the twentieth century, as women's suffrage gained in popularity, suffragists were subject to arrests and many were jailed.
As the history goes, finally, despite President Woodrow Wilson's opposition, Congress passed what became, when it was ratified in 1920, the 19th Amendment which prohibited state and federal agencies from gender-based restrictions on voting. And this is what had been said in the Nineteen Amendment:
"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."
Monday, August 16, 2010
Dark evenings dusk.
Fall season is on the way,
Birds learned to obey.
Twilight from the smiling moon
Do not fool…
Eat, love and pray,
Fall season is on the way.
Outside is August,
Summer is in the past.
Rains and winds moving in land,
This is the official summer season end.
Monday, August 9, 2010
Now, wait a little bit, does not it sounds as someone would say hundred years later, in the beginning of the Twenty-first century? Sounds very current and actually engage in the local news from "New York Times."
Also it demonstrates the incredible vision of Chekhov, one of the greatest Russian playwrights of the 19th Century.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Also, Brian Mathews published his first book, "Marketing Today's Academic Library: A Bold New Approach to Communicating with Students" (ISBN 978-0-8389-0984-3) in March 2009 by ALA Editions.
I met Mr. Mathews at FLA fall conference at Edison College where he gave a presentation on how he managed his responsibilities at Georgia Tech, at his previous workplace.
Currently, he is an assistant university librarian for outreach and academic services at the University of California in Santa Barbara.
The content of Library marketing could be different, but it's all about storytelling. This is a birthplace of creative juices for any type of library.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
I watered my mind
And spelled the story one of a kind
By read indoors
And “sit down a spell” outdoors.
Sit down at the porch,
Get the best bench.
Wild oats in golden crowns
Send me the welcome greetings,
Sea grapes dressed in green dresses
Taking photography classes
Ready for the summer parade,
Yellow daisies and purple vines
Compliment the green environment
Birds are taking risk management
Avoiding the ambush cats
And showing up in visual arts.
In the practicalities
Envision the greenery dance.
Move with wind
And use some ink.
Ida Tomshinsky © 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Meet and greet
By beautiful wild oats,
Those stand six feet tall
Accessorized in golden crowns
And simply guarding the ocean.
It literary steers my emotion.
“Hello, my dear,
How are yah,” –
“Hanging out with birds and cats.
Those are taking my breath away.
I cherish to convey."
Ida Tomshinsky © 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Even the print books are still preferred for heavy reading, instant access to information is increasingly important and advantageous. You do not need to wait for eBooks to be returned to the Library. It is faster to find specific information by using search option instead of flip-flopping pages.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
See things from the outer space
The heaping roller coaster race,
Hot air balloon dangerous tricks
Making travelers to risk;
Imagine the prehistoric monsters,
Learn about Texas rangers,
Look for lost satellites
Or notable railroad tunnels;
Find the discarded lunar rovers.
Examine, engage, and explore –
Just follow the flow
From rails across American Dixie
To Solar System galaxy.
Keep on watching the skies
And the full moon at nights
Perhaps, you will look at the star
And play a little guitar;
Start play one song only for you
Start sing and play
The song of truth
From my youth.
2010 © Ida Tomshinsky
Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly
Official web site of Michael Connelly, bestselling author of mysteries, thrillers, and the Harry Bosch LAPD detective series.
I am a fan of Michael Connelly, and always advertise his books in our Library at ITT Tech Institute in Miami. Here it comes, enjoy the new book "Nine Dragons."
Saturday, June 26, 2010
The kitchen looms before you like something from The X-Files. There's food in there, but then what? It'll have to be cooked...or at least peeled. Probably both. And you can't afford to keep ordering pizza. Aaarghhhh!
How to Boil an Egg?
Running egg-2,5 minutes;
Soft egg-3 minutes;
Soft egg with no gooey spots-4 minutes;
Hard-boiled egg-15 minutes
Serve it and eat it out of a nice little egg cup with your favorite spoon.
It guaranteed to give yourself a perfect cooked egg.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Tell me where and which? –
On the South Beach.
And other art and fashion merry,
There are no better times to rate
For Mr. and Mrs. Fahrenheit!
They are having the perfect time -
“Please taste the berries so kind!”
During the height of picking season
There are nature treats for everyone.
They are making splash
And staying fresh.
Summer party is fun
Without winter vinegar.
Instead, they're serving cake with marzipan
For their entire family clan.
Is not overdue.
Summer roll dough
And heaping flour.
Plus “uno” espresso
For their own “peso.”
Ida Tomshinsky 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
A have my greatest week!
Beside the sweet treat
For the summer heat,
The Florida wonder lust
Brings energy robust.
The time of the year is precious,
And due to the rumor, perfectly delicious.
The cool juice of your kiss
Very difficult to resist,
Vast of cool treats help beat
The summer dog-days summer heat.
I have to confess
The little floral dress
Set for progress
And summer success.
2010 © Ida Tomshinsky
Saturday, June 12, 2010
The time was not wast, it was planned and spend wisely. How fortunately, should we all be, as we are able to see and know how to read, many in several languages! More than two milliard of people do not know how to read! Beside, library services are free of charge.
Any way, summer is coming, and holidays and vacation time follow, children are out of school, and the bid read is on! Are you the person who takes a book to the airplane? Are the person who takes the favorite book to the beach? Are you the person who cannot stop reading the book and go on sleepless over the night? O.K., this is you, one of your goals, and the summer reading is your thing!
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Please let me know what do you love? Thank you in advance.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
2. The courage to create
3. Cooking ahead
4. Quality over quantity
5. Good time management
6. Efficient kitchen tools and supplies
8. Oil, vinegar & seasoning sauces
9. Drinks and beverages
10. Guide to ingredients to guarantee no waste
Monday, May 10, 2010
The great philosopher Jean-Paul Satre (1964) said, "A man is always a teller of stories. He lives surrounded by his own stories and those of other people. He sees everything that happens to him in terms of stories, and he tries to live his life as if he were recounting it."
Brown (1991) made a list of human universals. Storytelling prominently appears near the top of the list. Taylor (1996) spent a hundred pages building a case for his statement, "You are your stories."
I can add that human stories make the social history. We are a part of the contemporary history, and how we live, work, and dream, all those, are making the page in history of the 21st century, summarizing the 1st decade.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
In the last years, we noted a new interest in poetry apparent in the press. The poetry vision is in presenting poetry in a manner that will have a lasting influence, and lead to an increased readership.
The finest in contemporary poetry is in the tone of irreverent playfulness that catches the ear first - a willingness to juggle all the possibilities of language.
The contest is always more than separation between winners and losers. It always brings out the new force, the inspiration, and the proliferation juices in both the poetry writers and poetry readers.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
In spring, we lose them a bit due to the spring once again, as birds and bugs and blossoms take their thoughts elsewhere.
On another hand, whatever the time of year, wherever we are, we know that a home is always a cozier place with a cat on your lap.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Pulse-pounding, page-turning excitement from the stories turned out to be superb reading and great entertainment worth losing sleep over.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I spend my quality time with my mother: from formal breakfasts in the morning to a great library collection of books from my childhood in my possession.
Unexpected to me, our conversations are very current, fresh, and up-to-date. I live in a different rhythm and enjoy the slowly mornings very much. Such a difference in the days passing by when you practically do not watch the time, take everything easy, and do not hurry up!
I feel very privileged to share the time with my mother.
Friday, April 16, 2010
During the past forty years, I worked in the different areas of traditional libraries and admire the virtual libraries for their endless possibilities. I wanted more long - deserved credits for the librarian behind the desk for the all-knowing information and, simply, for the willingness to help people in the world of ignorance, selfishness and, sometimes, bad customer services.
The author, Marilyn Johnsons, likes libraries and librarians for their services, but the book is written from a patron perspective as an active user of information and endless library resources, as a way to thank people of our profession for incredible service and the excellence overall for the work ethics as cultural servants in our society and for keeping the planet on our shoulders and for trying "to save us all." This part of the book is interesting.
I think that my disappointment will be understand by librarians. Personally me, I do not care about avatar and the "reincarnation" characters that building libraries in the process of the games online.
Hopefully, a new book is somewhere on the way to tell the fascinated story in the wide range of career development and career exploration - the endless opportunities to work with books in print and e-books, and information literacy, and the incredible help provided to our library users.
Obviously, it is a good beginning in recognition our profession. One more point, it is remarkable that the new book came out in the time when we are celebrating the National Library Month. Happy Librarians Week, the Librarians' nation!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Teaching specific resources (Do I really need to use these resources, I guess, I know how to google?)
Lack of human interaction (They do not ask questions.)
No articulated goals (What is the most important thing for Freshman to learn?)
Limited assessment (Do not understand the value of academic resources! Believe that Google and Wikipedia are the main educational tools!)
Saturday, March 27, 2010
It is the time of the year to enjoy working in the garden following Alice through the rabbit hall to the rick rock journey.
Hopping in the spring, sustainability is on my mind. What to do with my books that are printed before 2000? How to improve the capacity of the freshmen orientation?
Monday, March 8, 2010
Today, women are in the network communication, in the computer engineering, and in the military. Women are looking into the future by obtaining professions and skills that allow them to stay independent and demonstrate scholarship, knowledge and camaraderie. Numerous members of our society and administrators are actively engage as leaders of the state and national levels.
In the 21st century, working women got the respect and loyalty both as professionals and as mothers taking care of families.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Is not welcomed by me-
Wind of March, in Miami,
Is a jolly fellow
That likes to play and to follow.
It puffs the cloud
And laughs aloud.
There is work to do,
For me and you,
Work, play and study all day;
It is time, to blow the chills away!
Friday, February 26, 2010
Both the Society of Women Engineers and the National Academy of Engineering helped design Barbie's new look, which includes geek-chic glasses, smartphone and signature pink notebook.
Women in technology concept is not new. The new Barbie will show girls that women can design products that have an important and positive impact on people's everyday lives.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
He opens up the do of global pearl trade, including high-tech pearl farms and the international pearl lords who own the industry.
The history of the industry, and it is about the girls' favorites, pearls, that never are going out of style!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Violets are blue,
The SEFLIN Connect is great for you!
Always ask the PC Professor
For training obsession,
For every online session
In any location
For sweet information
And digital communication -
From e-mail beauty
To the cyber community!
Revealed are the dangers
Of interpersonal trainers
For future trends
Practically, without any ends.
Ida Tomshinsky February 10-12, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
The South Beach celebrating, parties in Downtown, Miami Beach, Bayside, Aventura, etc. People shopping, dinning, and get ready for the sports and arts entertainment. Miami welcoming celebrates! The weather is cooperating, at noon was nice and sunny besides the cold norther wind. In January, big chill killed alligators, pythons, and manatees, or so called, "sea cows."
The most important for the fans in outdoors that it is not raining.
Fashinistas are dressed in sports uniforms, but golden and royal blue are dominating the fashion statements.
The Super Bowl in Miami is not a child, but more of giant of a national week-end holiday in our back yard. So, who it will be the Saints and the Colts?
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Up-to-the minute political events
...the 1992 Rodney King trial and its aftermath...the Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill hearings and their impact on African-American identity, feminist concerns, and harassment issues...
Civil rights landmarks
...the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott...
Significant cultural achievements
... Toni Morrison's Beloved winning the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988...
... Malcolm X... Carl Lewis... Roy Wilkins... Rosa Parks...Thurgood Marshall...
The milestones of the African-American History help better to understand main ideas from important speeches, laws and documents to deepen the captivating experiences throughout the past century.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Thank you, for complimenting me on my crochet skills. I am really glad that you like them. I can teach you the same skills.
For me, it is difficult to resist to get the inspiration from the designers' books and benefit from expert advice every now and then. Whatever the scope of my project - knitting colorful purses or hats, researching on historical-social aspect of gloves or mittens - the ideas, tips, and tricks will help me clarify my vision and realize how better conduct my hands-on project or my intellectual research.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Kente, the type of fabric produced by people of the old Ashanti ?Kingdom of Ghana convey the theme of "voices of triumph."
Ashanti tend to favor strips of uniform color, the varying colors in the Kente cloth express many paths taken by all African people, and especially the multiple destinations of black slaves who were removed from the shores of Africa.
The traditional three colors of red, gold, and green recognized by people of African descent all over the world: red for the blood (shed by millions in captivity), gold for the mineral wealth (prosperity), and green for the vegetation of the land of Africa as a home.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Many educators, employers and marketers are taking the theory seriously and adjusting their teaching/hiring/training/marketing strategies accordingly.
Millennials are a product of the 21st century and are real-life focused. They want to know exactly what is required and not likely to do a whole lot more. In addition, Millennials are digital natives, meaning that technology has always been a part of their lives. They are totally at ease with it. Team activities were just what they did in school. Millennials use MySpace and wikis and podcasting to collaboratively create knowledge. Millennials believe you are supposed to work together with a group to learn. This generation is also known for being multi-taskers, texting while simultaneously doing something else. Psychologists call it micro tasking- doing a little of each and going back and forth between the activities.
Major Characteristics of Millennials
· Sheltered-more easily stressed, look to authority/parents for guidance, accustomed to structured life where desires were easily and quickly met
· Digital native-while fluent in technology, it is just another tool; 24/7 on-demand lifestyle; media-based interaction with knowledge; adaptable
· Social and team oriented-live publicly online; staying networked is key: MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, plus texting and blogging
· Ambitious but unrealistic- focused on fame, money, big ideas, but have unrealistic expectations of workplaces and real-life opportunities, goal focused
· Globally, socially, environmentally conscious-embrace, accept diversity of all sorts, activists, and more politically involved than Gen X
· Action-oriented-focused on new experiences, trying things rather than thinking about them; virtual world acceptable substituting for real-world activities; highly mobile; “TV is boring”
1900-1924 G. I. Generation [or Greatest Generation]
1925-1945 Silent Generation
1946-1964 Baby Boomers
1965-1979 Generation X
1980-2000 Millennials or Generation Y
I am dreaming out of blue,
Thinking of you,
It can work!
One can dream,
With hope, we can redeem!
Hope is looking forward,
Hope is an optimistic word.
Hope means anticipation
With great expectations!
I am holding dawn to eagerness,
With a dish of keenness.
Come on, and hope,
Make a wish, and hope,
It will come through.
It is simple true.
Ida Tomshinsky 2009