日期:2009-09-30 People have different views about which are the best years of one's life. One common idea is that the teenage years form this happy period. The modern Irish novelist, Edna O'Brien, is particularly sensitive to the views of young women, and perhaps o... 阅读全文>>

日期:2009-09-30 A painter hangs his or her finished pictures on a wall, and everyone can see it. A composer writes a work, but no one can hear it until it is performed. Professional singers and players have great responsibilities, for the composer is utterly depend... 阅读全文>>

日期:2009-09-30 I fell in love with the minister's son the winter I turned fourteen. He was not Chinese, but as white as Mary in the manger. For Christmas I prayed for this blond-haired boy, Robert, and a slim new American nose. When I found out that my parents had... 阅读全文>>

日期:2008-12-07 It has been so bitterly cold here in Pennsylvania. I cant remember a winter being as cold as this, but Im sure there were colder days. Even though the daylight hours are growing longer minute by minute, its easy to find an excuse not to go out unles... 阅读全文>>

日期:2008-12-07 A gentle breeze blew through Jennifer's hair. The golden red sun was setting. She was on the beach, looking up at the fiery ball. She was amazed by its color, deep red in the middle, softly fading into yellow. She could hear nothing but the waves an... 阅读全文>>

日期:2008-12-07 The day my fianc fell to his death, it started to snow, just like any November day, just like the bottom hadn't fallen out of my world when he freefell off the roof. His body, when I found it, was lightly covered with snow. It snowed almost every da... 阅读全文>>

日期:2008-12-06 There was a boy who was sent to a boarding school[寄宿学校]. He used to be the brightest student in his class. He was at the top in every competition. But things changed after that. His grades started dropping. He hated being in a group. He was lone... 阅读全文>>

日期:2008-12-06 I was always a little in awe of Great-aunt Stephina Roos. Indeed, as children we were all frankly terrified of her. The fact that she did not live with the family, preferring her tiny cottage and solitude to the comfortable but rather noisy househol... 阅读全文>>

日期:2008-12-06 Tucked away in our subconsciousness is an idyllic vision. We see ourselves on a long trip that spans the continent. We are travelling by train. Out the windows, we drink in the passing scene of cars on nearby highways, of children waving on a crossi... 阅读全文>>

日期:2008-12-06 Time is running out for my friend. While we are sitting at lunch she casually mentions she and her husband are thinking of starting a family. We're taking a survey,she says, half-joking. Do you think I should have a baby? It will change your life, I... 阅读全文>>

日期:2008-12-06 Once upon a time, a man punished his 5-year-old daughter for using up the family's only roll of expensive gold wrapping paper. Money was tight, and he became even more upset when on Christmas Eve, he saw that the child had pasted the gold paper so a... 阅读全文>>

日期:2008-12-06 If it was going to easy, it never would have started with something called labor! Shouting to make your children obey is like using the horn to steer your car, and you get about the same results. To be in your childrens memories tomorrow, you have t... 阅读全文>>

日期:2008-12-06 EVEN a prairie fire it survives; at a zephyr's breath it revives -- such is the resilience of life in grass that I came to appreciate when reading poetry in my youth. Now, I enjoy a scene of little children in the twilight chasing and romping around... 阅读全文>>

日期:2008-12-06 As the competition in the modern world is more and more fierce,the pressure from education ,career ,or family is more and more severer,so it is essential to keep a good mood to confront all kinds of circumstance. Nowadays depression can lead to a ki... 阅读全文>>

日期:2008-12-06 SOME relationships run aground on the perilous shoals of money, sex or religion. When Shauna Jamess new romance hit the rocks, the culprit was wheat. I went out with one guy who said I seemed really great but he liked bread too much to date me, said... 阅读全文>>

日期:2008-12-06 As a college freshman at Valparaiso University, facing all the uncertainties of future academic and work life, I had the opportunity to meet with the president emeritus and chancellor. Audiences were rare. Sitting among a small group of nervous peer... 阅读全文>>

日期:2008-12-06 The trend in everyday conversation is to use grandiose words. Outstanding is new good, amazing is the new OK, and huge is the new big. I was in a restaurant in D.C. last weekend and everything I asked was answered in superlatives. Me: How s the salm... 阅读全文>>

日期:2008-12-06 Catch the star that holds your destiny, the one that forever twinkles within your heart. Take advantage of precious opportunities while they still sparkle before you. Always believe that your ultimate goal is attainable as long as you commit yoursel... 阅读全文>>

日期:2008-12-06 It was Christmas 1961. I was teaching in a small town in Ohio where my twenty-seven third graders eagerly anticipated the great day of gifts giving. 那是1961年的圣诞节。我在俄亥俄州的一个小镇上教小学三年级。班上27个孩子都在积极参加礼物赠送日的活动。... 阅读全文>>

日期:2008-12-06 In a class I teach for adults, I recently did the unpardonable. 最近在我执教的一个成人班级里,我干了一件不可饶恕的事情。 I gave the class homework!考试大论坛 我居然给班上的学生布置了一份家庭作业! The assignment was to go to someone you love within... 阅读全文>>

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