New Word: Classified

Photo by Alina Vilchenko from Pexels New Word #116: Classified classification classified: This word originally means "arranged in classes or categories". Then I saw it at the back page of newspapers allocated for small advertisements. That section is usually called "classified." However classified information takes on a new meaning. According to wikipedia, classified information is … Continue reading New Word: Classified

Quote Of The Day: Diversity And Conflicts

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Quote Of The Day #55 Our parents were, with few exceptions, the first-generation offspring of poor turn-of-century immigrants from Galicia and Polish Russia, raised in predominantly Yiddish-speaking Newark households where religious Orthodoxy was only just beginning to be seriously eroded by American life. However unaccented and American-sounding their speech, … Continue reading Quote Of The Day: Diversity And Conflicts

Nunu’s New Job (Flash Fiction)

Image by Heike Frohnhoff from Pixabayy Flash Fiction #130 Nunu is a happy, gentle creature who has lived a life of simple cheerfulness. He runs a travel agency with his wife, which doubles as a translation office. It also offers services such as filling up forms for all kinds of local and international concerns. He … Continue reading Nunu’s New Job (Flash Fiction)

The Foxy Plan

Image by Monika from Pixabay Two girls, Banford and March, about thirty years old, bought a little farm together. In those days (about one hundred years ago when the story was written) such girls were considered old maid, with no prospect of ever marrying. Their lack of physical strength was described in detail by the … Continue reading The Foxy Plan

New Word: More Inflation Related

Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay New Word #115 shrinkflation: Shrinkflation is to reduce the size of a product while maintaining the price. price gouging: According to Wikipedia, price gouging occurs when a seller increases the prices of goods, services, or commodities to a level much higher than is considered reasonable or fair. tax holiday: … Continue reading New Word: More Inflation Related

Early Saturday Morning

Image by CANDICE CANDICE from Pixabay The Weather I expected the heat to go down in August, but one week into it, the high temperature shows no sign of letting up. 95F (35C) for three weeks now, which has been punctuated by only one or two days of 89F (32C). Google says the average day … Continue reading Early Saturday Morning

Quote Of The Day: The Descriptions Of Immigrants

Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Quote Of The Day #54 One thing I like about the book in my last post here is that there are many descriptions of immigrants that are carefully crafted and beautifully written. Although the author is a 3rd generation immigrant, he grew up in an immigrant neighborhood and had a … Continue reading Quote Of The Day: The Descriptions Of Immigrants