Saturday, December 24, 2011
Books about socks and gloves will take you on a journey to learn throughout information and visual literacy about hand wear and foot wear. The book entitled "Socks: History and Present" by Ida Tomshinsky ended up on the X-mas stockings all around the world. The other book from this series entitled "Gloves: History and Present" by the same author, Ida Tomshinky, offers a new look on the great antiquity of hand wear. The third book-manuscript, as promised, completed and is in line for ready-to-read.
ISBN 978-1-4653-8809-4 "Gloves: History and Present" by Ida Tomshinsky
ISBN 978-1-4628-8698-2 "Socks: History and Present" by Ida Tomshinsky
to order call 888-795-4274, ext 7879, order online at
http://www.xlibris.com/, http://www.amazon.com/, http://www.bn.com/, or visit your local bookstore
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken,
Over the woodlands brown and bare,
Over the harvest-fields forsaken,
Silent, and soft, and slow
Descends the snow.
Even as our cloudy fancies take
Suddenly shape in some divine expression,
Even at the troubled heart doth make
In the white countenance confession,
The troubled sky reveals
The grief feels.
This is the poem of the air,
Slowly in silent syllables recorded;
This is the secret of despair,
Long in its cloudy bosom hoarded,
Now whispered and revealed
To wood and field.
Monday, December 12, 2011
lies on the ground
and more snow
is descending upon it-
Patches of red dirt
This winter -
by the old fence
and bare trees
marking the sky-
This is winter
in the falling snow
Friday, December 9, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
It's time to stop letting a bulding belly, saggy behind, or jiggly thights ruin the day. Think about how much power are giving to one measly body part when stand in front of the mirror, scold for not being an inch better, and then pull over the dark-colored baggy clothes to hide behind.
The body-shaping menu plan, a shape-up plan, and stick-with-it tips learned from both plans. They are great tools.
The shape-up success program is on! The most important to feel good, and a good plan always was a beginning to stop the negative self-talk that can sabotage any good efforts.
Weather effect definitely helps to move on and to get more firmer and more flatter.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Endless curiosity just as important as meaningful curiosity. That it, be curious about the things that matter most to you! Research, read, and reasoning the information. Expect to find valuable, useful body of knowledge everywhere you go, from each person you meet, and you will. Reading both fiction and non-fiction, plus documentary stories from people who owe the listeners, empower. After all, we are very fortunate to have these opportunities. Dream big and fill in the details. Don't stop, keep going!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
If you are also interested in history of foot wear, check out the book entitled "Socks: History and Present" written by a talented author and a long-time librarian, Ida Tomshinsky.
Just visit the http://www.amazon.com/, http://www.barnesandnobls.com/ or http://www.xlibris.com/ online bookstores!
Monday, October 24, 2011
"To Converse with the Greats" by Vera Pavlova
To converse with the greats
by trying their blindfolds on;
to correspond with books
by rewriting them;
to edit holy edicts,
and at the midnight hour
to talk with the clock by tapping a wall
in the solitary confinement of the universe.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Satisfy your monster sweet tooth for sweet service of excellence!
The trick is to get enough treats!
Halloween expressions, but real information literacy with a hunch of visual observation without any horror will help to kick off the Fall season!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
and cabbage, celery and beets, pomegranates
with their hundred seeds, carrots and honey,
walnuts and thirteen varieties of apples.
On Monday morning I will walk down
to the market with my heart inside me, mysterious,
something I will never get to hold
in my hands, something I will never understand.
Not like the apricots and potatoes, the albino
asparagus wrapped in damp paper towels, their tips
like the spark of a match, the bunches of daisies, almost more
a weed than a flower, the clementine,
the sausage links and chicken hung
in the window, facing the street where my heart is president
of the Association for Random Desire, a series
of complex yeas and nays,
where I pick up the plantation, the ginger root, the sprig
of cilantro that makes me human, makes me
a citizen with the right to vote, to bear arms, the right
to assemble and fall in love."
Matthew Dickman, American Poetry Review, Nov./Dec. 2008
Friday, September 9, 2011
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
From January to December -
And the primmest month of all the twelve
Is the merry month of September.
"Where, oh, where has the sunshine gone?" - ask the children when the summer is rainy and chilly, but when it comes to the last days of August, the weather usually changes. The rain stops.. Sometimes it rains at night, but keeps the sky clear all day...The sun shines like anything. The flowers show their brightest colors. Everything is rich and alive.
Orchards now are apple scented,
Mists across the meadow lie,
Sunlight's gleaming soft and golden,
Hazy blue the kindly sky.
Spiders' webs are diamond hung,
Swallows twitter in the heat;
Chestnut leaves begin to yellow,
Robin's tiny song is sweet.
Asters and chrysanthemums
Make the cottage gardens gay.
Loveliness is everywhere
On this warm September Day!
Monday, September 5, 2011
There are untold number of magazines. Nobody knows for sure how many magazines exist.
Consumer magazines, business, and trade magazines are in one trade category. Science and technical periodicals are in the second category. Finally, professional publications are in the third category.
We live now in the Age of Information, and magazines continue to be the prime carries. No other country in the world can equal the United States for sheer numbers and variety of magazine publications. Where else, could there be seventy-six magazines on skiing and snowmobiling; forty-five devoted to brides; seventy-one astronomy publications.
So we left just with one important question about the "spirit of future?"
The answer is below:
"Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man;
But will they come when you do call for them?"
(Henry IV, Part I)
Our cyberspace opened the door to technological revolution, transforming all three publishing fields -books, newsletters, and magazines alike. Text that survived for five centuries cannot disappear overnight, or perhaps at all. So far, every new technology, from computer to digital photography, has created new inducements to read.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
As for history of magazines, they appeared much later on the scene. Through the history, there may have been approaches to a magazine in antiquity, especially in China, the magazine as it now known began only after the invention of the printing press in the West. The word "magazine" comes to us from France, where one of the first world's magazines, called Journal des Scavans, was first published in Paris in 1655.
On February 16, 1741, came ti life the first American magazine, appropriately named American Magazine, or A Monthly View of the political State of the British Colonies, published by the Philadelphia printer Andrew Bradford. A few days later The General Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for All the British plantations in America appeared, published by a fellow Philadelphia's and rival printer, Benjamin Franklin.
There was a good reason for a delay of the magazine. Magazines had to wait until the literary and practical arts had developed enough in America to create an audience large enough for its own periodicals. As for magazines, the golden age for magazines came in the quarter-century from 1825 to 1850. Before 1825 there were less than a hundred magazines in America; after 1850 there were more than six hundred.
Three magazines funded during this period of American history are still surviving: Scientific American, began in 1845; Harper's Magazine, founded in 1850 as Harper's New Monthly Magazine. Its rival was and remains the Atlantic Monthly, established in 1857.
Highlights of the 20th Century, The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's, Liberty, and Life, include the rise and fall of such mass-circulation business. Success stories were written by the Reader's Digest, founded in October, 1921 by De Witt and Lila Bell Wallace; Time, started in 1923 by Henry Luce and his partner Briton Hadden; The New Yorker, the creation of editor Harold Ross in 1925.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The first newspaper in America appeared fifty years later, after the first book was published, with issuing of Publick Occurrences Both Foreign and Domestick in 1690, the work of a recently arrived English printer named Benjamin Harris.
Books and newspapers came first [before magazine] because they were necessities as the colonies established themselves.
Newspapers in the Colonial period were largely propaganda tools, spreading protest and eventual Independence from Britain on the one hand and the views of Tory sympathizers on the other.
The 18th Century, saw the growth and maturing of American newspaper industry, fed by the First Amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing freedom of speech and the press.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Publishing is described in the Encyclopedia Britannica as "the activity that involves selection, preparation, and marketing of printed matter. It has grown from small and ancient beginnings into a vast and complex industry responsible for the dissemination of all kinds of cultural material, from the most elevated to the most trivial. Its impact upon civilization is impossible to calculate."
Books, in one form or another, have been around for 4,000 to 5,000 years. Papyrus rolls were used in Egypt as early as the year 3,000 B.C. The first modern form of the book was the Roman codex, in which sheets of papyrus were folded vertically to make leaves.
Before the invention of writing, information could only be exchanged by word of mouth, with all its limitations of time and space. Writing originally was confined to the recording of codes of law, genealogies, and religious formulations. Not until the monopoly of letters, usually held by a priestly caste, was broken could writing finally be used to disseminate information.
The Chinese are generally considered to have invented printing in the 6th Century A. D. in the form of wooden block printing. The 15th Century witnessed the two most important developments in the history of publishing: paper, which Chinese had invented in 105 A. D. and which the Arabs brought to Europe; and the invention to movable type, generally attributed to Jonhannes Gutenberg.
Book publishing, the senior member of the triumvirate, began in the United States in 1638, when the first printers, Stephen Daye and his two sons, went from Cambridge, England to Cambridge, Massachusetts. There they produced their first book, The Whole Booke of Psalmes, in 1640. It is known today as "The Bay Psalm Book" and is understandably rare.
Today, publishing assumed its characteristic blend of idealism and commerce. Also, Americans are not predominately book readers, and there is little public curiosity about the people who publish books. Individual authors become famous, but a few people can identify the publisher of the book they have just finished reading.
Friday, August 26, 2011
3/4 cup of Dixie Crystals Light Brown Sugar
3/4 cup Dixie Crystals White Granulated Sugar
2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 10 large lemons)
6 cups cold water
Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher. Mix well and serve over ice. Garnish with lemon slices.
Double or triple the recipe as needed.
Enjoy the recipe! The lemonade is bright and fun, nutritious and delicious!
What is not to like? The lemonade is refreshing and contains fat-free calories.
It could be the centerpiece for a party on a hot late summer day. Any time of the day is the right time of the day to enjoy Brown Sugar Lemonade.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Enter the private cloud - a way to manage your infrastructure as a pool of computing resources to deliver your applications and serve the best way the ever-changing needs of your business.
The main point of having a private cloud in the first place - control.
IT is no longer just about hardware, or software, or maintenance. It's about finding new efficiencies and new ways of doing things that help your company's bottom line.
More computing power. And perhaps, more available brain-power.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Joseph Haydn [HIDE-EN] is considered to be the father of the symphony. He composed his first symphony in 1759 at the age of twenty-seven, around the time of Mozart's third birthday. Others had composed works that they called symphonies before that, but it was Haydn who gave the symphony its present structure of four movements. Hayden wrote 107 symphonies. Beethoven, his student, wrote only nine.
His forty-fifth symphony, the Symphony in F-sharp Minor, is known as the Farewell Symphony and is the earliest of Haydn's symphonies to be played regularly today.
The music is beautiful, at times deeply moving, at other times simply lyrical. The forth movement, or the finale, began with strength and passion, as anyone would have expected.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Miami, and South Florida in general, both have been growing uninterruptedly for nearly last fifteen years. Statistical studies conducted by the State Department show that 1,000 people come to Florida each week.
If you are in Miami, you are living worldwide dreams based on backgrounds and heritage. Together, we are "Miamians!"
Happy birthday, Miami! Hugs and kisses, best wishes in the efforts to create a greener and healthier Miami throughout education to benefit the economical and social success! IT
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
There are a few very interesting stories about a few of the first American female fashion designers.
Ethel Traphagen got into traditionally "men" profession in the beginning of the 20th - century. Ethel Traphagen, the 1911 New York Times first-prize evening dress winner, got inspired from an American painter, James Whistler. Whistler originally was trained in Paris and then lived in London He was influenced by the work of the French Impressionists and by Japanese woodblock prints. He used smoky colors in nighttime scenes to create the mysterious effects in his "nocturne" paintings. Ethel Traphagen had been motivated and stimulated by one one of these scenes and used the image to design a dress of blue chiffon layered over putty-colored silk.
Elizabeth Hawes was another well-known figure in the fashion industry in the 30s. She traveled to Paris and lived above the Shakespeare and Company bookstore, a place where many talented people such as Ernest Hemingway and George Gershwin borrowed books and met. She wanted her clothes to move as three-dimensional mobiles that her friend and artist Alexander Calder created. Later on, Elizabeth Hawes incorporated the abstract elements that Spanish artist Joan Miro used in his paintings in her capes and vests.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
... We go to writing for one reason, so we may live our lives more fully, and embrace the world in what we living, hug the planet and be a part of every day happenings without destroying both.
Praise the day, the sun and the rain and in between enjoy the intimate forum of the finest moments -bird-songs, green-green grass, talks to total strangers, and a story of human spirit!
The writing journey is about observing the beauty and wonder, asking questions and finding answers ... living life and finding your own voice.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
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Thursday, June 23, 2011
Beside, you can save money, as dishcloths last longer as a textile item. Just laundry, and use it again.
Monday, June 13, 2011
The flowers, dots, and tribal mix stand out both in bikinis and in cutout one-piece swim suites.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Shoulder to shoulder
Sons, husbands, and brothers,
Somebodies loved once,
For all the best time to come,
For other people, and for us.
Some would come home with honors,
Others with purple hearts.
Unluckiest would give away their hearts
Today, the silent flame of fire
On the memorials remind us
Of the good and bad times.
There are two words
Bigger then life,
"Freedom" and "Life" itself.
Freedom and good life -
For them, for us, and for future lives!
Ida Tomshinsky, 2006-2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Some people will say "on the job" by self-teaching and understanding the information structure of information within various disciplines of knowledge.
Planning tools and instructional design tool-kits are very important for information literacy integration in presentations and subject expertise. Constructive librarian-faculty collaboration encourage students to ask adequate questions in adequate time, interpreted and rephrasing questions in seeking the information.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
There is a zero understanding that Fashion Librarian is a profession that requires to have a Master's degree in Library Sciences (MLS) or Master's degree in Library Information Sciences (MLIS.) Library sciences and librarianship allow to own a title of the Librarian with capital "L."
There are librarians in public sector, academic librarians, school and special libraries' librarians.
Some librarians specialized as children literature librarians, other are law librarians. Some are specialists to provide valuable library resources, library services, and library programs to library users who seek information in these flattering fields of fashion and librarianship.
Knowledge of fashion terminology does not make you a Fashion Librarian as knowledge of Medical Terminology does not make you a Doctor.
For example, for French women fashion is almost a religion. French women know that they can go far with a great haircut, shoes, and a divine perfume, and do all of these things make them Fashion Librarians?
What is takes to be a Fashion Librarian? The fact that this area of research continues to be undervalued as an academic pursuit is itself meaningful. Fashion Librarianship science studies include socio-economical issues, historical approach, and wide aspect of business management. There are those information brokers, catalog, fashion arbiters, and John Bartlett all in whole that are very close to definition of what is the "Fashion Librarian."
Technically speaking, I will try to put it in Library of Congress (LC) classification system -
GT - Custom of Anthropology,
H - Social Studies,
HD - Economic Conditions,
HF - Commerce,
HG - Finance,
N - Fashion in Fine Arts,
NC - Drawing, Design, and Illustration Techniques,
TT - Hand Craft for Technology,
TS - Manufacturers.
Saint Exupery's Le Petit, "The Prince," is a book that all French people know well. It can be read in an hour, but it is packed with timeless wisdom. In the book, the fox explains to the little prince the need of rituals. There are rituals in real life applications. We spend most of our working hours performing our daily rituals, the routine. It happens because we are role models of our profession. Career-motivated professionals pay special attention to appearance for success. Appearance, the way people look from cleanliness, hairstyle, fingernails, cosmetics, jewelry to style of dress as important as other nonverbal communication.
Going back to Lady Gaga's attempt to be one of us, Fashion Librarians. The first choice to catalog selected library resources about Lady Gaga would be under music and pop culture, not in the fashion design or fashion merchandising section. Let say, it will be written a book (I am sure, somebody will!) about Lady' Gaga's fashion costumes that she uses in her performances and appearances. A book of this content could be on the bookshelves in 391 section of the Dewey Decimal classification system.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Those factors include aptitudes, interests, abilities, achievements, experiences, goals, values, motivation, worth ethics, and morality.
Everybody has dreams, everybody has opportunities, everybody has talents and potentialities. Next step - decisions to make!
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Where the images come from? The short answer is, "from observation." It could be just one person's opinion, believe, or state-of-mind. Attention to details are making the poems concrete, real, perhaps, tangible. Objects in words give the rare opportunity to "dream" the images threw as experiences.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
This evergreen tree has high salt tolerance and is a good candidate for a beachfront plantings. The strong large size branches provide good shade. The fruit is attractive to birds and other native wildlife. Green leaves are hard in texture and can be scratched and written on with a finger-nail, leaving the signature on the tree for a long time...hence the name Autograph tree! It is a 100% eco-friendly native plant.
Many native plants are hurricane resistant. Native plants preserve the local heritage and make South Florida unique. Local trees in general, provide us with a sense of place and history that can be passed onto future generations.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
When you get older
You will learn to sacrifice.
We are growing up close
Teaching and learning both;
Side-by side, holding hands -
Trusting each other and upraise.
When we get older
You supposed to be wise
Yo make the right choice
When we oppose.
Sometimes, we're looking for ends
Which connect a full circle of life
From mother to daughter, and further.
Here comes my advise,
And I will not say it twice!
Why can't you be nice?
You need to be precised and rise.
Beauty and youth
Give us the muse
To discover the truth.
A smile, a hug, and a kiss
Will make you forget the bruise.
When you are young -
You are improvise.
Ida Tomshinsky, 2006
Thursday, April 28, 2011
What do you say?
Grasshopper: Chirp, chirp, chirp,
It's a beautiful day.
Child: What are you doing,
Grasshopper: I'm looking around
For place to go.
Child: Here, by my feet
Is a flowery clump.
I'm coming -
A great big jump.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
And also jump on two.
I swing my left arm around about,
And wave my right to you.
I move my head from side to side,
And from my waist bow low.
I bend my knees right to the ground,
As far as they will go.
I sit and droop my shoulders,
And make myself feel small,
But when I stretch and stand up straight,
I'm five feet tall.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
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Thursday, April 21, 2011
Warm welcome sun and a palm tree;
Blue sky is one, blue water is two.
My life between is a breeze of wind, and this is three.
I am a seed which is good to be.
My soul is blooming in the green land
Called "Miami and Me,"
And it is not the end!
Ida Tomshinsky, 2001
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
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Friday, March 18, 2011
Acta non verba: "Action, not words."
Ars longa, vita brevis: "Art is long, life is short." (The Latin translation by Horace of phrase from Hippocrates)
Justitia omnibus: "Justice for all."
Mens sana in corpore sano: "Health mind in healthy body."
Si vis pacem, para bellum: "If you want peace, prepare for war."
Veni Vidi Vici: "I came, I saw, conquered." (Message sent to the Senate by Julius Caesar after defeating Pharnaces in 47 BCE)
Monday, March 14, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
In fact, registered nurses are projected to create the second largest number of new jobs among all occupations.
Nursing consists from three major components -
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Nontraditional education, on another hand, is less structured and more free-flowing. Knowledge is transferred from one source to another in much the same manner found in classroom, but the techniques are quite different. Perhaps, the same as learning to ride a bike. There were no textbook to teach you how, and there was no classroom. But there was a teacher, not in the school-student case. This time the teacher could have been a parent, brother, or sister. You learn by following instructions, observing by an example, and by doing it. Labs are another great example of hands-on education.
Enough of theory. In the practical world, we learn by combinations of traditional and nontraditional methods.
Monday, March 7, 2011
The guayabera, sometimes called the "Mexican wedding shirt," is constructed to cool you naturally. A relative of the traditional Filipino barong, the guayabera wicks moisture from the skin and is worn untucked to promote air circulation. Madras is another good choice for both men's and women's clothing.
Don't forget the old standard of the American Deep South: seersucker. Originally, it was imported from India, crisp cotton and cooling ridges make it a of weather classic.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
The sun breaks through smoky gray
To say "Hey!"
The sun warms up the morning fresh sand
At the ocean shore's hard land.
The sun turns the water green,
The sky is never the same color
Just follow -
It has it all: bright orange, pale purple, hazy blue...
What a view!
Shells and weeds wait for the new wave to come;
Bum, bum, bum, very fun!
A seagull family looks for food,
The ocean waves suck them back into the water -
These is no time to take the photo.
Cold water makes skin feel peppermint.
I look for geometric bird's pencil print.
I let the wind to hug my body,
The sound of the wind is rewarding -
Whispering and murmuring.
The waves swish swashing,
Wrapping and calming.
They lull me to sleep
The sweet memory to keep.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Nowadays, we are living in a fast time, but things such as parenting, traveling, hobbies in history, sports, health and nutrition, pop culture, humor and music are not a short-time projects, more like a long-time goals, a life style and life commitment.
Or, please finish the book or books you start and did not have time to finish. Read a book!
Below is a list with great ideas for Spring Break reading:
"Great Expectations" by Landon Y. Jones
"The Roman Way" by Edith Hamilton
"The Greek Way" by Edith Hamilton
"Hellenistic History and Culture" by Peter Green
"Cleopatra: The Life and Death of a Pharaoh"
"Conquest and Empire" by A. B. Bosworth
"Alexander the Great and the Logistic of the Macedonian Army" by Donald W. Engels
"The Age of Alexander" by Plutarch
"Alexander's Path: a Travel Memoir" by Freya Stark
"The Greek Alexander Romance" by Richard Stoneman
Sunday, February 27, 2011
My neighborhood was hold the 5th Annual 5K Run, and my husband volunteered to accompany me. He enjoyed the race as well. Surprisingly for me, he decided to run along. Well, there are two coming up next weekend -5K Run in Miami Beach and in Doral on March 5th. Next time, we are running together.
The RoadID provided us with a number and a shoe ID. Lightweight and durable, this ID easily attached to most running and cycling shoes. The most important, I enjoyed the peace of mind that comes with having ID every time I step out the door.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Gail Mazur, "The Idea of Florida During a Winter Thaw"
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Collaboration, partnership, connecting the resources and users are in the center of this goal objectives. Library professionals are masters of delivering what is on the library shelves, promoting throughout outreach programs not only the waist of library resources and services, but also are helping to connect the faculty with students throughout the practical hands-on library research assignments.
Study and learning process includes basic general educational skills such as reading, writing, problem solving, and learning to research. Library skills are lifelong skills that are in transition with new innovation technology of the 21st century. Today, library users have more choices to obtain carefully selected academic resources that reflecting the need to use them within chosen academic program in the repeatedly changing course curriculum.
Digital Natives are storming the colleges and universities, and the capital "E" is the place to be building up the value on the spending dollar today for tomorrow. The digital databases are not cheaper and must be carefully planned and evaluated, but the impact of accessibility of using them 24/7, the effectiveness of information and digital services, and efficient use of them in research papers are priceless.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Yesterday, passing by the Dolphin Expressway, I spotted a mango tree, then another one, two more. Mango trees are blooming. Every backyard had a mango tree covered in light golden brown flowers. The actual yellow golden brown flowers are seldom noticed. The flowering mango bloom is shaped like a pyramid. From a little distance, the mango trees look amazing.
In three months we will see how the sunshine light and rain water, the magic air and soil will transfer the flowers in a sweet fruit.
But right now, one of the truly great benefits that we are receiving from any tree is the beauty they bring to our lives.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Our ancestors watched birds, and this habit helped them to determine the seasons and predict the weather. Birds still foretell the changing seasons by their northward and southward migrations. And birds often have feeding frenzies of their own just before or after a blast of bad weather.
So, in case, you want to throw out your calendar and the local meteorologist, go right ahead - and you'll still have the birds. For example, birds before the rain fly very low picking up the fat worms from the soil.
In a nutshell, sunflower seed is the best. So if you're just starting out in feeding, I suggest you buy some black-oil sunflower seed at a local hardware store, feed store, specialty bird store, or even at a major retail chain store.
Monday, February 7, 2011
- Survival (we prefer foods high in calories),
- Reproduction (we use products as sexual signals),
- Kin selection (we naturally exchange gifts with family members),
- Reciprocal altruism (we enjoy offering gifts to close friends).
Biological basis of human behavior follows the analogous behaviors that exist between human consumers and a wide range of animals.
The information is regarding the references to the work of Gad Saad. Saad is an author of the forthcoming book titled " The Consuming Instinct: What Juicy Burgers, Ferraris, Pornography, and Gift Giving Reveal About Human Nature." The information was found at the Prometheus Book Catalog. The book will be published in June of 2011.
Fashion industry plays on our innate need to belong. Popular science, psychology and business are connected by Darwin's evolution of desire.
Friday, February 4, 2011
The best offence is to practice, practice, and practice! Give yourself, and you will make yourself stronger. No one can stop you from giving as much as you wish.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
With very few exceptions, we shouldn't discuss politics and religion in the workplace. These discussions have nothing to do with our job and can only interfere with it. Beside, engaging in such conversations might be interfering with the ability to carry out duties and meet the needs of customers and company alike.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Man uses trees in countless ways, from eating their fruits to using their wood to build his home, for making musical instruments, baseball bats, paper, and cellophane.
One of the truly important benefits received from trees is the beauty they bring to our lives. Most people have a favorite tree, and almost all the states have chosen a special one as a symbol. Often this choice is decided by school children. Children vote to decided which tree should be the State Tree.
Trees are like most people are. By looking at many trees, you will find that individual trees vary as much as people do.
One of my favorite local trees is Sabal Palmetto, the cabbage palmetto.The giant fan-shaped leaf is divided into many pointed strips. The tiny greenish flowers grow on long sprays among the leaves.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Technology is changing the forms in which the news delivered to the public - so rapidly that it could be frightening. Companies hiring people to deal on certain levels of technology, the companies invested and obtain, not always the best and latest. The vast of technology to choose from is competitive.
The economics of journalism is not the same in many parts of the industry.
A new ethical scandal emerges at a major news organization just about every month.
Summarizing what was said above, technology, economics, and ethics standards are in movement and in process of developments that are going in more than one direction.
With the advent of the Internet possibilities, the number of people practicing journalism is growing exponentially.
And this all means, it's a good story itself!
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Rolodex is a desktop rotary card index with removable cards, usually used for names, addresses, and telephone numbers.
With the new technology, the Microsoft Outlook and mobile phones, the role of the rotary card index is diminished. As we entering into the second decade of 21st Century, they are vintage antique. Just a few years ago there were no virtual social networks, no synchronized address books, and no smartphones. But people had social contacts and phones, and they had to organize thousands of contacts, or have a Rolodex.
On another hand, they had a long life, never taken a sick day in it's life; they still exist, but just barely. Places still sell them.
Statistically, the Facebook member aspires to have approximately three hundred friends. The Rolodex can allow to held up to six-thousand of index cards.
Rolodex is a testament to personal relationships and personal history. Rolodex is "an injured reserved list." Rolodex is a nostalgia of a wheel of life coming out of the fifties, and becoming a mature icon of the 80s. Now, thirty years after, they served good and ready to retire in the other category - the vintage antique.
Monday, January 3, 2011
The love with chocolate!
The recipe for luscious sweets
Will help to cook the truffles
With heavy cream and cocoa powder.
Freshly made chocolate power
Will boil two hearts over the high heat
For the lovers to meet.
The temperature rises, -
"I love you to pieces!"
Go, bring the Grand Marnier
Or any other liqueur
To celebrate sweet hearts!
The chocolate always works:
You whisper loving words...
A kiss, a bite, a zip.
Everybody has an excellent time
With the chocolate of mine.
"Did you try this line?"
by Ida Tomshinsky for The Hungry Muse... an Exploration of Food in Literature
the 29th Annual Key West Literary Seminar
Saturday, January 1, 2011
The 29th annual Key West Literary Seminar offers a world-class menu of premier food writers-critics Frank Bruni and Jonathan Gold; historian Mark Kurlansky; Southern Foodways Alliance head John T. Edge; Gastronomica founder Darra Goldstein; organic farmer David Mas Masumoto; chefs Michael Ruhlman and Molly O'Neil; memoirists, novelists, poets...
And as Ida says:
"You emphasize your imagery
Putting you energy
Into the nation's playground
Washing it up with orange juice." I.T.
from "Vision of Paradise", ca 2006.