Sunday, May 16, 2010

10 Tips for Weekend Cooking

1. Dining atmosphere
2. The courage to create
3. Cooking ahead
4. Quality over quantity
5. Good time management
6. Efficient kitchen tools and supplies
7. Spices
8. Oil, vinegar & seasoning sauces
9. Drinks and beverages
10. Guide to ingredients to guarantee no waste

Monday, May 10, 2010

Starting Power of Story

Again and again, librarians telling the stories and there is a science behind it. The nature of human life is a story itself. Educational and linguistic researcher Mark Turner (1996) said, "There is a general story to human existence: it is the story of how we use story and parable to think."

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

Poetry Review

The National Poetry Month celebration in April is something that joins under one roof the thematic scope event that regularly appearing in new work by people who establish themselves as poetry writers and the coming young voices.
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.