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A mer cabinet minister once infamously described the homeless as ;the people you step over when youre coming out of the opera.; As reprehensible a joke as it is, his words are about to be thrown back at him, or rather sung back, by the kind of people he once stepped over. This week, Streetwise Opera, a company made up of homeless and ex-homeless players, is set to perm at the Royal Opera House as part of the London Festival build up to the Olympic Games. And, according to its founder, it the first time the homeless have been part of an Olympic Games and not been ;overlooked, made unwelcome, or moved on.; The salutary thing about this story is that the people you and I, or even ministers, might be ;stepping over; almost certainly arent who we think they are. The Streetwise Opera itself includes three ex-servicemen, an architect, two music teachers, or who different reasons, found themselves without a home and on the street. The idea that the homeless are different to the likes of us is really a failure of imagination. It also a very dangerous way of thinking. As the latest national statistics released in June show, the number of homeless in England has risen by almost compared with the same period last year. Homelessness isnt something that happens to other people.一位前内阁部长曾可耻地把无家可归的人形容成“被走出歌剧院的观众从身上跨过的人”如今,这些人将对这一应受到谴责的玩笑予以还击,更准确地说,是以歌唱的方式予以回应街头歌剧团由一群无家可归的人和曾经有此经历的人组成它将参加为庆祝奥运会而举办的伦敦文化节,并定于本周在皇家歌剧院进行演出据歌剧团的创建人称,这是无家可归的人第一次参与奥运会,而不是“被无视,受到冷眼,遭到驱逐”此故事有益一面是告诉我们:被人们(你、我、甚至是部长们)从身上跨过的人很可能和我们想的不一样街头歌剧团里有三名退役军人、一名建筑师、两名音乐教师,以及其他出于各种原因没有栖身之所,只能露宿街头的人如果你认为无家可归的人和我们是两类人,这样的想象真是大错特错了这也是一种非常危险的思考方式正如最新的国家统计数据显示,英国无家可归的人数与去年同期相比增长了五分之一无家可归不是一件离我们遥不可及的事情A few years ago, I stepped over someone lying in a stairwell in Piccadilly. I was so full of my own concerns, I didnt see a person, just an obstacle to get around. After walking about 50 yards I thought ;what am I doing?; I went back and asked him what he needed. It wasnt a great question. It was minus three degrees. ;A decent sleeping bag would be a start,; he said. So I went to Lilywhites and got him a tog factor bag. When I returned we talked and he told me hed once been a soldier. What he really needed was to work again.几年前,路过毕卡第利广场时,我从一个躺在楼梯井的人的身上跨了过去当时我满怀心事,没有注意到那有人,把他当成路障跨了过去走了50码后我才开始思考“我做了什么?”我折回去问他需要些什么这并不是个明智的问题当时的气温只有零下三度“我想先要个像样的睡袋”他说于是我走到白百合,给他买了个码的睡袋我回到他那里和他聊天他告诉我他曾经当过兵,现在最想能重新工作There a story in Matthew gospel that always kept me guessing. It both comt to those in need and a warning to those who think theyve got it sorted. It the one where Jesus separates the sheep from the goats. And it suggests that eternal life isnt dependent on how religious we are, but whether weve actually fed the one who is hungry, invited the stranger into our house, or clothed the person in need of clothes. Because, He points out, if we are doing it to them, we are doing it to Him. The next time we pass someone in a stairwell, it worth thinking about who we might be stepping over. They may well be homeless. They might also be an ex-soldier, a mer teacher, or a future opera singer, but perhaps most crucially of all, they could be you. They could be me, or even God Himself.《马太福音中有一则故事一直让我对自己充满疑虑它不仅安慰了需要帮助的人,也警醒了那些把人分门别类的人这就是耶稣分辨绵羊与山羊的故事它提示我们:永恒并不取决于我们有多么虔诚,而取决于我们是否使饥饿的人吃饱,使无家可归的人得栖身之所,使衣衫褴褛的人有衣穿因为,耶稣指出,我们如何对待他人,就是在如何对待他当下次在楼梯井经过某人的时候,我们非常有必要去思考被跨过去的会是谁他们的确是无家可归的人但他们也可能是退伍军人、曾经的教师或者是未来的歌剧演唱家但也许最重要的是,他们可能是你,可能是我,甚至可能是上帝 01。

  • Finding a Surrogate Mother, Is It a Good Choice?寻找母亲是很好的选择吗?Surrogacy -- having another woman bear a child you -- is an emotionally intense and legally complex arrangement.,即找另外一个女人替你生孩子,这在伦理和法律上都是比较敏感复杂的The process can require vast amounts of time, money, and patience to succeed. However, more and more couples are considering surrogacy as a way of having their child.这个过程要取得成功,就要花费大量时间,金钱和耐心然而,越来越多的夫妇开始选择生孩子Despite some ;disaster stories; in the media, it is an arrangement that can bring joy to all concerned --抛开媒体上报道过的那些“悲剧”,只要预先做好医疗,法律,资金和情感等各方面的万全准,as long as all the medical, legal, financial and emotional aspects are thought through beehand.会成为一件皆大欢喜的事情How does it work?如何进行呢?Couples most often choose surrogacy when the woman is infertile and treatments have failed, when a woman is unable to carry a child herself because of abnormalities in her uterus.一般来说,如果夫妻中女方患有不育症又治愈无效,女方由于子宫异常无法怀,这样的夫妻通常会选择A surrogate mother typically conceives after being artificially inseminated with the man sperm.母亲通常是通过人工授精的方式怀的She then goes on to carry the baby. When the child is born, the surrogate mother gives the baby to the couple and stops her parental rights.然后她就开始让孩子在子宫里成长当孩子出生时,母亲需要把孩子交给寻求的夫妻,并放弃自己作为母亲的权力The father partner can then apply to adopt the baby legally.随后孩子的亲生父亲就能申请合法领养孩子It is also possible a surrogate to carry a donated embryo to term.直接在母亲子宫注入捐赠的胚胎也行得通Surrogate arrangements are usually set up through agencies although private arrangements exist.通常由中介牵线,虽然私人牵线搭桥的事情也有发生The couple is typically heavily involved in the pregnancy and the surrogate will remain a part of the baby life after birth.寻求的夫妻在过程中参与很重要的部分,孩子出生后母亲也不会被剥夺见孩子的权力In both situations, the infertile couple usually pays the surrogate mother expenses along with additional legal and agency fees if a contract is involved.以上两种情况中,寻求的夫妻通常会付给母亲一笔报酬,还有合同规定的额外的法律和中介费Surrogacy is legal in the UK.在英国合法 371。
  • the price of a miracle奇迹的价格Tess was a precocious eight-year-old girl when she heard her Mom and Dad talking about her little brother, Andrew.听爸爸妈妈谈起小弟安德鲁的事情时,苔丝已是一个早熟的8岁小女孩All she knew was that he was very sick and they were completely out of money.她只知道弟弟病得很厉害,父母却无钱给他医治They were moving to an apartment complex next month because Daddy didnt have the money the doctor bills and our house.下个月他们要搬到一个公寓房,因为爸爸已经无力付医药费和我们的房款Only a very costly surgery could save him now and it was looking like there was no-one to loan them the money.“现在唯一可以救他的办法就是做手术,但手术费用非常昂贵,没有人肯借钱给我们”She heard Daddy say to her tearful Mother with whispered desperation, “Only a miracle can save him now.”她听到爸爸对满含泪水的妈妈低声而绝望地说:“现在只有奇迹可以救他了”Tess went to her bedroom and pulled a glass jelly jar from its hiding place in the closet.苔丝回到房间,从壁橱一个隐藏的地方拿出一个玻璃瓶子,She poured all the change out on the floor and counted it carefully. Three times, even. The total had to be exactly perfect. No chance here mistakes.把里面所有的零钱倒在地上并仔细数了3次,直到确定无误Carefully placing the coins back in the jar and twisting on the cap,她仔细地把硬币放回瓶子并把盖子拧好she slipped out the back door and made her way 6 blocks to Rexall Drug Store with the big red Indian Chief sign above the door.悄悄地从后门溜出去,穿过六条街区,来到门上有红色印地安语大标志的Rexall药店She waited patiently the pharmacist to give her some attention but he was too busy at this moment.她耐心地等待着药剂师,可是药剂师非常忙,并没有注意她Tess twisted her feet to make a noise. Nothing. She cleared her throat with the most disgusting sound she could muster. No good.她耐心地等待着药剂师,可是药剂师非常忙,并没有注意她Finally she took a quarter from her jar and banged it on the glass counter. That did it!最后,她从瓶子里拿出个角5分的硬币摔在玻璃柜台上,弄出清脆的响声成功了!“And what do you want?” the pharmacist asked in an annoyed tone of voice.“你需要点什么?”药剂师不耐烦地问,“Im talking to my brother from Chicago whom I havent seen in ages, “he said without waiting a reply to his question.”“我要去接我的弟弟,他从芝加哥来,我们很多年没见了”他没等苔丝说话就接着说起来“Well, I want to talk to you about my brother,” Tess answered back in the same annoyed tone. “He really, really sick... and I want to buy a miracle.”“我要去接我的弟弟,他从芝加哥来,我们很多年没见了”他没等苔丝说话就接着说起来“I beg your pardon?” said the pharmacist.“你说什么?”药剂师问到,“His name is Andrew and he has something bad growing inside his head and my Daddy says only a miracle can save him now. So how much does a miracle cost?”“他叫安德鲁,他病得很厉害,爸爸说现在只有奇迹能救他所以,请问奇迹多少钱?”“We dont sell miracles here, little girl. Im sorry but I cant help you,” the pharmacist said, softening a little.“我们这里不卖奇迹,小女孩,很抱歉不能帮助你,”药剂师稍带温和地说“Listen, I have the money to pay it. If it isnt enough, I will get the rest. Just tell me how much it costs.”“听着,我有很多钱,如果这里的不够,我就回去取剩下的,请告诉我奇迹多少钱?” 3791。
  • Men vs. Animal人类与动物I always enjoy watching nature shows.我一直喜欢看自然节目Since I really get to see animals in the nature habitat in person seeing them doing what they normally do on television is the next best thing.自从我真的看到动物在自然界中栖息我就感觉人类在电视上看到它们通常要做的是再好不过的事情了I was recently watching a show on animals in Africa,最近我在看一档有关非洲动物的节目,thriving when the weather is good and surviving when the weather is not so good.天气好的时候动物们欣欣向荣而遇到恶劣天气就只能挣扎求生Then they got to thinking about us, humans,然后他们开始思考我们,人类,and how one some ways we thrive or survive depending on the social or economic climate that surrounds us.我们也不知道某些方面如何成长或生存,这要取决于包围着我们社会或经济气候Then I thought what makes us so special how are we different from animals of course we are like animals,然后我想是什么让我们如此特殊,如此不同于我们当然喜欢的动物们,we eat, drink, sleep, grow, make families and pass on.我们吃、喝、睡,长大,组建家庭,传宗接代We are at the top of the food chain,我们处于食物链的顶端,we can kill other animal food if we want,如果我们想,我们可以杀死其他动物作为食物,but animals kill need.但是动物只是因为需要而杀戮Human sometimes kill of anger.人类有时由于愤怒而杀戮We can tame animals but animals cant tame us.我们能驯动物,但动物无法控制我们Humans could help other humans and animals are need.人类可以帮助其他需要帮助的人和动物们Sure some pets are known do rescue on their owners,当然,一些宠物救助主人已被熟知,but it rare an animal to save human.但动物拯救人类还是很罕见If animal think much, they dont really show it.如果动物多思考,它们真的不会展现Humans, on the other hand, sure do a lot of thinking.另一方面,人类显然会进行大量的思考We dedicate faulty philosophy,我们奉行错误的哲学,we can’t play on our own dives, we books, we create art;我们不能玩耍我们自己的深度,我们读书,我们创造艺术;we spend leisure time doing things just fun.我们消磨休闲时间做的事情只是为了好玩Just enjoy life not because we have to do those things to survive.只是享受生活,不是因为我们必须为了生存做那些事It seems like humans are not really satisfied with themselves.似乎是人类自己不是很满意We are in to self-improvement.我们在自我完善We also go overboard or go to extremes because we are harder satisfied.我们也太过火或走过极端,因为我们很难满意We get surgery and changes the way we look.我们接受手术治疗,改变我们的样貌Animals know how to live harmoniously in their nature environment.动物们知道如何与它们的自然环境和谐相处We shape our environment to fit our needs and sometimes destroy that actual environment.我们改善我们的环境以符合我们的需要,有时候摧毁实际环境There are few famous animals in history;在历史中存一些著名的动物;here are many famous people who are remembered what they have done.这里有许多著名的人因他们所做的事而被铭记Human history is full of trims of doing what was thought to be impossible.人类的历史就是充满了被认为不可能的事Human can do amazing things but so cant animals.人类可以做伟大的事情,但动物不能 188。
  • The Cats and Dogs Theory of Politics“猫”政治论Politics looks complicated but it actually very simple.政治看似复杂,实则简单As an ambitious leader you are looking people to follow you,to be inspired by your ideas, and—most important of all—to love you.一个雄心勃勃的领导需要找到愿意追随自己的属下,然后能够激发他们,最重要的是得他们的爱戴Think of your loving supporters as pets and everything will fall into place.把你忠诚的持者当做宠物,那么所有的事情都会井井有条As F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, ;Almost everybody can be imagined as either a cat or a dog.;F·斯考特·菲茨杰拉德曾经说,“几乎每个人都可以被想象成一只猫或者”Dog-like supporters like to belong to packs.一样的持者喜欢成群结队They appreciate a strong leader who can tell them who to bark at, who to slobber over, and who to chase and tear apart.他们欣赏强硬派的领袖对谁吠,讨好谁,跟随谁,以及撕咬谁,这些都需要上级的指引To become the leader of the pack you need to understand dog politics.作为这一类人的领导你需要掌握的政治You need to convince your supporters that you are one of them; and Willing and able to put down any rival.你应该让他们相信你是能够带领他们,战胜任何对手的领导者Dogs wont follow a leader who they suspect doesnt share their values and way of life.不会跟随与自己的价值观和生活方式相悖的领袖Youll need to be tough and decisive. If you show signs of wanting to give up your leadership— example by consulting the pack or acknowledging that maybe non-pack members have a point—then youre just asking to be attacked or dethroned. Real alphas know what right by instinct.你需要强硬和果断如果你有想要放弃领导权的表现——比如,和们商量事情,或者承认群以外的那一方是正确的——那么这一切只能让你受到攻击,最终退位真正的阿尔法人有判断对错的本能They dont have to ask and they dont have to think. Your doggie followers will also need plenty of exercise.They need plenty of things to bark at, chase, and chew on so as to keep them occupied and out of trouble.们不需要问,也不需要想你需要大量训练他们,这样他们才能学会吠叫,追逐,咀嚼,守卫他们的领地以及摆脱困境Cats are different. From a cat point of view you are a servant. Cats are ambitious.However much food there is in their bowl, they always want more. Cats are status conscious.猫却不同在猫的眼里,你是仆人猫是有抱负的尽管他们碗里的食物很多,他们还是会觊觎更多猫有地位意识 15。
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