Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sea Grapes Have a Story

I found a local haven
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

I Only Know a Little Spanish

"? Habla usted espanol?"- Do you speak Spanish?
"Si, un poco." - Yes, a little.
"Muy poco." - Very little.
"No muy bien." - Not very well.
"Lo hablo mal." - I speak it poorly.
"No lo hablo muy bien." - I don't speak it very well.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

E-Book Readers

E-Books readers Amazon Kindle like owed their respect for responsiveness, navigation, and overall viewable display size and readability. The best buy according the "Buying Guide 2011"
  • 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

Mammoth and Other Diminished

There are things that simply disappearing such as opera gloves, training bras, traditional letter writing, 5 o'clock tea time, soap bars, shaving brushes to work in the shaving cream, shoe polishing cream, etc. You got the idea.

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


The first ten days are behind, and the people who successfully joined the National November Writing Month contest again or for the first time should be done by 30% of total 100%.
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.

"NaNoWriMo," -
Says my memo.
What is a Nanowrimo?
Is it a promo?
Is it a rhino?
Is it a hippo?
How far is it from Limpopo?
Perhaps, ten thousand miles and more.
No, it is the November novel writing month!
Are you ready to take a writing chance?
Get ready, my friends,
Sharpen your brain, no need of any pens,
Use the modern trend
From the intro to the end.
In Florida, we have the MiMo
And a baby rhino,
The pink flamingo
And several places to play bingo.
The dark hair bimbo
Dances the rumba.
Rhika and Rocco
Came from Morocco.
Look, they smile in my promo,
Drinking the mocha.
What we learn that Nanowrimo
Is not a rainbow,
Is not a hippo
From Limpopo,
Is not a coco
From Morocco
Instead of run after the kite
Let's get ready to write!
2009-2010 IT

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Extreme Brevity

Flash literature is a style of fiction literature or fiction of extreme brevity. There is not a clear definition of the length or terms of this category. Some self-described marketers for flash fiction literature impose 300, while others consider stories as long as one thousand words.
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

Deerskin Dress Gloves

Gloves, gloves, gloves. We do not use them in Miami because of the weather condition. Sometimes, when it get cooler, between November and February, you can see children in gloves.

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


When I am watching the ants
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:
Social interacts.
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,
Endless ants,
Ants, ants, and more of ants.

by Ida Tomshinsky (2010)