The idea of becoming a writer had come to me off and on since my childhood in Belleville, but it wasn't until my third year in high school that the possibility took hold.
Lying on the sofa, I finally faced up to the unwelcome task, took the list out of my notebook, and scanned it. The topic on which my eye stopped was “The Art of Eating Spaghetti.”
When I finished it the night was half gone and there was no time left to compose a proper, respectable essay for Mr. Fleagle.
I did my best to avoid showing pleasure, but what I was feeling was pure delight at this demonstration that my words had the power to make people laugh.
“I hadn't seen him more than once or
twice a year over the past 25 or 30 years because I moved away from the old neighborhood and you kind of lose touch even though you never forget. He was a great guy.”
近25 到30 年来，我跟他一年只见一两次面，因为我从原来住的老街坊搬了出来，联系自然就少了·，虽说你一直放在心上。他在的时候可真是个大好人。”
But I realized that Old Ed was stillon his mind when he spoke again, almost more to himself than to me: "I should have kept in touch. Yes,” he repeated, “I should have kept in touch. ”
when it says here that there aren't many of us left, that'sabsolutely right.
Every time I go to a class reunion, for example, there are fewer and fewer still around. ”
Your friendship over the years has meant an awful lot to me, more than I can say be cause I 'm not good at saying things like that.
He looked sort of sorrowful, or as if he were trying to see something in the distance. “I guess I should have written it sooner.”
Some people would like to stop these changes and go back to what they see as a purer and simpler age.
Even if all government money for research were cut off (and the present government is doing its best), the force of competition would stillbring about advances in technology.
即使所有用于研究的政府资金都被取消( 现政府最擅此事) ，竞争的力量仍将继续带来技术的发展。
What can be done to harness this interest and give the public the scientific background it needs to make informed decisions on subjects like acid rain, the greenhouse effect, nuclear weapons, and genetic engineering?
There are some very good science programmes on TV, but others present scientific wonders simply as magic, without explaining them or showing how theyfit into the framework of scientific ideas.
The world today is filled with dangers,hencethe sick joke that the reason we have not been contactedby an alien civilization is that civilizations tend to destroy themselves when they reach our stage.
Form them the dream is that talent and hard work can take you from log cabin to White House
I managed to work out some kind of small weekly pay, and each day Tony cleaned up the yard and took care of any little tasks.
He had learned to read the millionths of an inch on the micrometer and to shape the grinding wheel with an instrument
set with a diamond.
He grew in stature in my mind.In the end, I think he stood as tall, and as proud, as the greatest American industrialists.
But, after all, the balance sheets were exactly the same. The only difference was where you put the decimal point.
Taking a book off the shelf he soon
found himself absorbed, not by the words of the book, but by the notes penciled in the margin.
A young woman was coming toward me, her figure long and slim. Her golden hair lay back in curls from her delicate ears; her eyes were blue as flowers.
This would not be love, but it would be something precious, something perhaps even better than love, a friendship for which I had been and must ever be grateful .
It's not difficult to understand and admire Miss Maynell 's wisdom. The true nature of a heart is seen initsresponse to the unattractive.
“Tell me whom you love," Houssaye wrote, “and I will tell you who you are.”“告诉我你所爱者是谁，”何赛写道，“我就知道你是什么样的人。”