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#40  Re: 故乡:省城,县城,小镇             Go Back
过耳不忘的音乐不胜枚举。音乐对很多人其实都有潜移默化的影响。对我的人生的影响几乎无时不在。

其实文字对人的影响应当更直接,更广泛。我还真中某些似是而非的说法的毒不浅。



云天 wrote: (1/20/2014 2:0)
我从前没读过里根的离职演说呢。多谢站长分享。

站长还有什么”过耳过目而一生难忘的。。甚至是直接间接地影响到人生的“?

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#39  Re: 故乡:省城,县城,小镇             Go Back
我从前没读过里根的离职演说呢。多谢站长分享。

站长还有什么”过耳过目而一生难忘的。。甚至是直接间接地影响到人生的“?
        

#38  Re: 故乡:省城,县城,小镇             Go Back
谢谢将原文找出来了。我从来没有看到过原文,看来我读到的中文翻译还不错。

有些东西,诸如美妙的音乐和共鸣的文字,应当是过耳过目而一生难忘的。有些甚至是直接间接地影响到我的人生的。



云天 wrote: (1/18/2014 17:13)
"里根那个有名的离职演说", 我中文/英文演说稿各读几遍,又听youtube,就是找不到”美国是有几百种冰淇淋的国家“这么有趣的句子。我疑心自己需要老花镜了。

原来有两个离职演说,我找错了, I was reading "Farewell Address to the Nation", instead of "Farewell Address at the Republican National Convention". 站长记忆力还是很不错的。

美国是个美丽的国家。最近去女儿学校开会,感动之至......


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”让我想起来另一段也是印象很深的,而且是和我当年出国多少有点关系的话。是从中文的《读者文摘》杂志上看到的,也是里根的话。就是里根那个有名的离职演说。其中一段大意是这样的:在小孩的心目中,美国是有几百种冰淇淋的国家。对其他人,美国是有人冒着枪弹越过柏林墙,或冒着生命危险乘着一叶小舟投奔的国家。“

I know I've said this before, but I believe that God put this land between the two great oceans to be found by special people from every corner of the world who had that extra love for freedom that prompted them to leave their homeland and come to this land to make it a brilliant light beam of freedom to the world. It's our gift to have visions, and I want to share that of a young boy who wrote to me shortly after I took office. In his letter he said, "I love America because you can join Cub Scouts if you want to. You have a right to worship as you please. If you have the ability, you can try to be anything you want to be. And I also like America because we have about 200 flavors of ice cream." Well, truth through the eyes of a child: freedom of association, freedom of worship, freedom of hope and opportunity, and the pursuit of happiness-in this case, choosing among 200 flavors of ice cream—that's America, everyone with his or her vision of the American promise. That's why we're a magnet for the world: for those who dodged bullets and gave their lives coming over the Berlin Wall and others, only a few of whom avoided death, coming in tiny boats on turbulent oceans. This land, its people, the dreams that unfold here and the freedom to bring it all together-well, those are what make America soar, up where you can see hope billowing in those freedom winds.

---- from Farewell Address at the Republican National Convention (August 15, 1988)
http://millercenter.org/president/speeches/detail/5469


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I've been thinking a bit at that window. I've been reflecting on what the past 8 years have meant and mean. And the image that comes to mind like a refrain is a nautical one -- a small story about a big ship, and a refugee, and a sailor. It was back in the early eighties, at the height of the boat people. And the sailor was hard at work on the carrier Midway, which was patrolling the South China Sea. The sailor, like most American servicemen, was young, smart, and fiercely observant. The crew spied on the horizon a leaky little boat. And crammed inside were refugees from Indochina hoping to get to America. The Midway sent a small launch to bring them to the ship and safety. As the refugees made their way through the choppy seas, one spied the sailor on deck, and stood up, and called out to him. He yelled, ``Hello, American sailor. Hello, freedom man.''

--- from Farewell Address to the Nation January 11, 1989
http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/1989/011189i.htm

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#37  Re: 故乡:省城,县城,小镇             Go Back
"里根那个有名的离职演说", 我中文/英文演说稿各读几遍,又听youtube,就是找不到”美国是有几百种冰淇淋的国家“这么有趣的句子。我疑心自己需要老花镜了。

原来有两个离职演说,我找错了, I was reading "Farewell Address to the Nation", instead of "Farewell Address at the Republican National Convention". 站长记忆力还是很不错的。

美国是个美丽的国家。最近去女儿学校开会,感动之至......


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”让我想起来另一段也是印象很深的,而且是和我当年出国多少有点关系的话。是从中文的《读者文摘》杂志上看到的,也是里根的话。就是里根那个有名的离职演说。其中一段大意是这样的:在小孩的心目中,美国是有几百种冰淇淋的国家。对其他人,美国是有人冒着枪弹越过柏林墙,或冒着生命危险乘着一叶小舟投奔的国家。“

I know I've said this before, but I believe that God put this land between the two great oceans to be found by special people from every corner of the world who had that extra love for freedom that prompted them to leave their homeland and come to this land to make it a brilliant light beam of freedom to the world. It's our gift to have visions, and I want to share that of a young boy who wrote to me shortly after I took office. In his letter he said, "I love America because you can join Cub Scouts if you want to. You have a right to worship as you please. If you have the ability, you can try to be anything you want to be. And I also like America because we have about 200 flavors of ice cream." Well, truth through the eyes of a child: freedom of association, freedom of worship, freedom of hope and opportunity, and the pursuit of happiness-in this case, choosing among 200 flavors of ice cream—that's America, everyone with his or her vision of the American promise. That's why we're a magnet for the world: for those who dodged bullets and gave their lives coming over the Berlin Wall and others, only a few of whom avoided death, coming in tiny boats on turbulent oceans. This land, its people, the dreams that unfold here and the freedom to bring it all together-well, those are what make America soar, up where you can see hope billowing in those freedom winds.

---- from Farewell Address at the Republican National Convention (August 15, 1988)
http://millercenter.org/president/speeches/detail/5469


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I've been thinking a bit at that window. I've been reflecting on what the past 8 years have meant and mean. And the image that comes to mind like a refrain is a nautical one -- a small story about a big ship, and a refugee, and a sailor. It was back in the early eighties, at the height of the boat people. And the sailor was hard at work on the carrier Midway, which was patrolling the South China Sea. The sailor, like most American servicemen, was young, smart, and fiercely observant. The crew spied on the horizon a leaky little boat. And crammed inside were refugees from Indochina hoping to get to America. The Midway sent a small launch to bring them to the ship and safety. As the refugees made their way through the choppy seas, one spied the sailor on deck, and stood up, and called out to him. He yelled, ``Hello, American sailor. Hello, freedom man.''

--- from Farewell Address to the Nation January 11, 1989
http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/1989/011189i.htm


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#36  Re: 故乡:省城,县城,小镇             Go Back
原来这段话是出于里根啊,这个我倒是一点印象都没有了。我记的和原文略有差别。

这是英文的《读者文摘》。让我想起来另一段也是印象很深的,而且是和我当年出国多少有点关系的话。是从中文的《读者文摘》杂志上看到的,也是里根的话。就是里根那个有名的离职演说。其中一段大意是这样的:在小孩的心目中,美国是有几百种冰淇淋的国家。对其他人,美国是有人冒着枪弹越过柏林墙,或冒着生命危险乘着一叶小舟投奔的国家。



云天 wrote: (1/16/2014 2:16)
在国内时也读过《读者文摘》,不过什么都没记住,就记得广告花花绿绿。我LD也喜欢Rearder's Digest,我们曾订过很多年。
后来整理书架时,《读者文摘》及一些儿童杂志都recycle了,觉得很可惜。很多旧书也没去处,又不舍得丢。

站长记忆力真好,多谢分享。更多"至今仍然记得"的话?


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A Lesson of Living
By : Ronald Reagan

“Everything happens for the best,”my mother said whenever I faced disappointment.”If you carry on, one day something good will happen.And You’ll realize that it wouldn’t have happened if not for that previous disappointment.”

Mother was right, as I discovered after graduating from college in 1932.I had decided to try a job in radio, then work my way up to sport announcer.I hitchhicked to Chicago and knocked on the door of every station and got turned down every time.

In one studio a kind lady told me that big stations couldn’t risk hiring an inexperienced person.”Go out in the sticks and find a small station that will give you a chance,”she said.

I thumbed home to Dixon,Illinois.While there were no radio-announcing jobs in Dixon, my father said Montgomery Ward had opened a new store and wanted a local athlete to manage its sport department.Since Dixon was where I had played high school football, I applied. The job just sounded right for me.But I wasn’t hired.

My disappointment must have shown.”Everything happens for the best,”Mom reminded me.Dad offered me the car to job hunt.I tried WOC Radio in Davenport, Iowa.The program director, a wonderful Scotsman named Peter Mac Arthur, told me that they had already hired an announcer.

I left his office, my frustration boiled over.I asked aloud “How can a fellow get to be a sports announcer if he can’t get a job in radio station?”

I was waiting for the elevator when I heard MacArthur calling, “what was that you said about sports?Do you know anything about football?" Then he stood me before a microphone and asked me to broadcast an imaginary game.

The preceding autumn, my team had won a game in the last 20 seconds with a 65-yard run.I did a 15 minute build up to that play, and Peter told me I would be broadcasting Saturday’s game!

On my way home, as I have many times since, I thought of my mother’s words: “If you carry on, one day something good will be happen-something that wouldn’t have happened if not for that previous disappointment.” I often wonder what direction my life might have taken if I'd gotten the job at Montgomery ward.



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#34  Re: 故乡:省城,县城,小镇             Go Back
在国内时也读过《读者文摘》,不过什么都没记住,就记得广告花花绿绿。我LD也喜欢Rearder's Digest,我们曾订过很多年。
后来整理书架时,《读者文摘》及一些儿童杂志都recycle了,觉得很可惜。很多旧书也没去处,又不舍得丢。

站长记忆力真好,多谢分享。更多"至今仍然记得"的话?


http://jadugar.wordpress.com/2008/03/04/

A Lesson of Living
By : Ronald Reagan

“Everything happens for the best,”my mother said whenever I faced disappointment.”If you carry on, one day something good will happen.And You’ll realize that it wouldn’t have happened if not for that previous disappointment.”

Mother was right, as I discovered after graduating from college in 1932.I had decided to try a job in radio, then work my way up to sport announcer.I hitchhicked to Chicago and knocked on the door of every station and got turned down every time.

In one studio a kind lady told me that big stations couldn’t risk hiring an inexperienced person.”Go out in the sticks and find a small station that will give you a chance,”she said.

I thumbed home to Dixon,Illinois.While there were no radio-announcing jobs in Dixon, my father said Montgomery Ward had opened a new store and wanted a local athlete to manage its sport department.Since Dixon was where I had played high school football, I applied. The job just sounded right for me.But I wasn’t hired.

My disappointment must have shown.”Everything happens for the best,”Mom reminded me.Dad offered me the car to job hunt.I tried WOC Radio in Davenport, Iowa.The program director, a wonderful Scotsman named Peter Mac Arthur, told me that they had already hired an announcer.

I left his office, my frustration boiled over.I asked aloud “How can a fellow get to be a sports announcer if he can’t get a job in radio station?”

I was waiting for the elevator when I heard MacArthur calling, “what was that you said about sports?Do you know anything about football?" Then he stood me before a microphone and asked me to broadcast an imaginary game.

The preceding autumn, my team had won a game in the last 20 seconds with a 65-yard run.I did a 15 minute build up to that play, and Peter told me I would be broadcasting Saturday’s game!

On my way home, as I have many times since, I thought of my mother’s words: “If you carry on, one day something good will be happen-something that wouldn’t have happened if not for that previous disappointment.” I often wonder what direction my life might have taken if I'd gotten the job at Montgomery ward.


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#34  Re: 故乡:省城,县城,小镇             Go Back
20多年前,我从影印的英文《读者文摘》上看到一段话,很有共鸣,就记住了。有一段时间,我还将它打印贴在办公室(来美国前)的墙上。这句话当然至今仍然记得:

Everything happens for the best. If you carry on, one day something good will happen, and you will realize that it wouldn't have happened without previous disappointments.




云天 wrote: (1/9/2014 2:13)


站长就多吃些扣肉或ice cream 什么的。 

"尽量少操心": 那是因为站长有贤内助。

补充: 多吃蔬菜。 多运动。

“everything happens for the best.” ---- wow, such a philosopher. well said. thanks for sharing.

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#33  Re: 故乡:省城,县城,小镇             Go Back

BBB wrote: (1/3/2014 19:13)
既然夸我胖,我就喘两口。算是新年共勉。

尽量少操心,不勉强自己,随遇而安,everything happens for the best.

多吃水果。多听音乐。



站长就多吃些扣肉或ice cream 什么的。 

"尽量少操心": 那是因为站长有贤内助。

补充: 多吃蔬菜。 多运动。

“everything happens for the best.” ---- wow, such a philosopher. well said. thanks for sharing.
        

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云天 wrote: (12/30/2013 22:45)


好不容易upload 一张照片。 站长并各位新年快乐!






余兄是说这张图吧? 夏天时在国家公园拍的。 Smile is the best present one can give, and the best makeup one can wear. this is so cliche, i know.


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#31  Re: 故乡:省城,县城,小镇             Go Back
既然夸我胖,我就喘两口。算是新年共勉。

尽量少操心,不勉强自己,随遇而安,everything happens for the best.

多吃水果。多听音乐。



云天 wrote: (12/31/2013 1:45)
站长的养生秘笈?


好不容易upload 一张照片。 站长并各位新年快乐!







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#30  Re: 故乡:省城,县城,小镇             Go Back
站长的养生秘笈?


好不容易upload 一张照片。 站长并各位新年快乐!






BBB wrote: (12/14/2013 14:7)

最后那句能让我高兴好一阵子。



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#29  Re: 故乡:省城,县城,小镇             Go Back
事实上,现代社会所需的人才,也远远不止数理化。

最后那句能让我高兴好一阵子。


云天 wrote: (12/14/2013 3:26)
有“一所以艺术为特长的中学”,真是很不错。并不是每个孩子都适合并喜欢学数理化。毕加索小学三年级转学时,数学考不过,画了张画,校长马上收了他。

我家两个女儿在 art and music 方面没什么遗传基因,但两人都有点小天分,大概跟学校教育有关吧。

是站长玉照? 越活越年轻么。


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#28  Re: 故乡:省城,县城,小镇             Go Back
买苦力者,是发不了财的。勉勉强强吧。


云天 wrote: (12/14/2013 3:31)
看来站长的“苦力”收入颇丰。



BBB wrote: (12/9/2013 18:10)
自那次之后,再也没有碰过股票。学费交了,学到的是:股票不是我这样的人玩的。我还是老老实实挣点苦力钱谋生吧。



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#27  Re: 故乡:省城,县城,小镇             Go Back
中国超市卖黑毛猪,$9.99/lb for baby back ribs. 有时买来煮汤。


和谈 wrote: (12/8/2013 5:57)


看把黑皮猪绑在独轮车上赶集的老乡

        

#26  Re: 故乡:省城,县城,小镇             Go Back
看来站长的“苦力”收入颇丰。



BBB wrote: (12/9/2013 18:10)
自那次之后,再也没有碰过股票。学费交了,学到的是:股票不是我这样的人玩的。我还是老老实实挣点苦力钱谋生吧。



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#25  Re: 故乡:省城,县城,小镇             Go Back
有“一所以艺术为特长的中学”,真是很不错。并不是每个孩子都适合并喜欢学数理化。毕加索小学三年级转学时,数学考不过,画了张画,校长马上收了他。

我家两个女儿在 art and music 方面没什么遗传基因,但两人都有点小天分,大概跟学校教育有关吧。

是站长玉照? 越活越年轻么。



BBB wrote: (12/9/2013 19:41)
小镇上最大的改变,是在那个当年的中学。现在完全新建成了一所以艺术为特长的中学。这次还进去仔细看了看,已经找不到任何当年的痕迹。看到的教师介绍,都是各类艺术和师范学院毕业的年轻教师指教。想想真不错,这个破旧的小镇上,还有这样一所孕育艺术细胞的学校。






        

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这贴加了些类容。顶上来让爱阳和和谈批判。


BBB wrote: (12/8/2013 7:22)
这个一目了然,都不好意思再说了。

想努力寻找一些有意义的改变。在现代,世界上没有比建造高楼大厦,修高速公路和地铁更容易的事情了,只要有钱。中国大量的廉价民工(被称为“人口红利”),土地的国有制,为这样的城市建设和基础设施建设大大降低了时间和金钱成本。这使得中国这样大规模的基础设施建设可以在短时间成为可能(这算社会主义的优越性吧?)。当然,这其中其实包含着普通老百姓特别是农民的巨大付出。不仅是他们的在恶劣的环境中(长期与家人分离,住廉价的工棚)的辛勤的劳动与微薄的收入不相称,而且是他们因为缺少土地所有权,因而得到的补偿与他们失去的家园之间的差距。但农民过去几十年一直生活艰辛,社会地位卑微,这样的土地占用其实让给其中的绝大多数带来了直接的生活改善和社会地位的改变,他们好像都很乐意。



thesunlover wrote: (12/8/2013 0:0)
欢迎归来!

高楼大厦已经不稀奇,到处遍地开花。我现在看就看天空。看来成都也是满天灰蒙蒙。





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#23  Re: 故乡:省城,县城,小镇             Go Back
小镇上最大的改变,是在那个当年的中学。现在完全新建成了一所以艺术为特长的中学。这次还进去仔细看了看,已经找不到任何当年的痕迹。看到的教师介绍,都是各类艺术和师范学院毕业的年轻教师指教。想想真不错,这个破旧的小镇上,还有这样一所孕育艺术细胞的学校。










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#22  故乡:省城,县城,小镇             Go Back
县城距省城大概十来公里。现在愈来愈融为一体。这个小镇其实就在新县城边上。除了两三条新成的街道,原来的老街,和几十年前认识的样子,倒是一样的。





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#21  Re: 故乡:省城,县城,小镇             Go Back
县城也是个不夜城,半夜一两点钟,城里出租车到处都是。连水果店和水果摊,到半夜12点才关门。大街小巷,随处可见成人用品店,洗脚店,昼夜24小时开门。老百姓的辛勤,令人感动。



最让我留恋的事情之一,是这里的洗头美发店。也是到处都是,有时一个街区(block)可以看到几家,都是最干净整洁装修漂亮的店铺。去洗头,理发,服务特别周到,而且便宜(20到50元)。



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