You, Me, and a Tree



Originally posted on boy with a hat:

Painting of a tree (Listening to Music painting by artist Nicole Wong) (c) Listening to Music painting by artist Nicole Wong

Sometimes I wish I were a tree,

To spread my deep roots underground,

To know the land, to taste the soil,

To grow tall and strong, to stand my ground

Against storms, earthquakes, and landslides,

And with my stateliness to keep at bay

The crows and the woodcutter’s ax.

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Deep South



Originally posted on Steve McCurry's Blog:

Paul Theroux’s book, Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads,
includes photographs by Steve McCurry

DSC_4192, Deep South, Warren, Arkansas, USA, 09/2013, USA-10914. Pastime theatre. Final Deep South selection for Smithsonian. retouched_Sonny Fabbri 11/25/2014

Warren, Arkansas

Paul Theroux and I have been working together since 1984.
We did a book together on Indian railways;
we worked on an assignment together in Costa Rica, and  

I visited him at his home in Hawaii.
Deep South is our second book collaboration.

DSC_2357, Elberton, Georgia, Deep South, USA, 09/2013, USA-10910. Abandoned garden. Retouched_Sonny Fabbri 4/15/2013Elberton, Georgia

Paul has a keen sense of humor and a sharp wit.
He’s able to cut through the nonsense to find the truth.

DSC_4121; Deep South; Allendale, South Carolina, USA; 04/2014, USA-10998NF2. An old interstate sign. final_Smithsonian Web Article Retouched by Sonny Fabbri 7/15/2015Allendale, South Carolina

DSC_6123, Deep South, Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA, 04/2014, USA-11044. A statue beside a house. CHECK IMAGE USAGE final_Smithsonian Magazine retouched_Sonny Fabbri 7/15/2015Natchez, Mississippi
This  house served as Union headquarters during the Civil War

DSC_5190, Deep South, Philadelphia, Mississippi, USA, 04/2014, USA-11024NF. Street view of Philadelphia water tower. retouched_Sonny Fabbri 7/15/2015Philadelphia, Mississippi

DSC_6664, Deep South, Arcola, Mississippi, United States, 04/2014, DSC_6753, DSC_6803, DSC_6804, USA-11060. A woman folds the American flag. retouched_Sonny Fabbri 7/15/2015Ruby Johnson, Postermaster
Arcola, Mississippi

“…the vitality of the South lies in the self-awareness of its deeply rooted people.
What made the South an enlightenment for a traveler like me, more interested in conversation than sightseeing,
was the heart and soul of its family narratives — its human…

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Tôi đã học Anh ngữ như thế nào



Originally posted on Blog Chuyện Bâng Quơ :

Có cô bạn đang học Cử Nhân Anh Văn năm thứ tư hỏi tôi có cách nào học tiếng Anh hiệu quả hơn không. Ở đây tôi xin chia sẻ vài kinh nghiệm sai lầm chứ không dám ba hoa khoác lác. Để ý cô hỏi là học sao cho có hiệu quả hơn chứng tỏ là cô muốn đạt kết quả nhanh hơn. Cô hỏi việc giao tiếp hằng ngày lúc tôi mới sang Mỹ thì như thế nào. Tôi không biết học sao cho nhanh hơn nhưng tôi có thể kể tôi đã học tiếng Anh ra sao.

Tôi sang Mỹ năm 1981. Ở VN tôi học hết bậc Trung học. Năm 1975 tôi đang học năm thứ nhất Văn khoa ban Việt văn thì Sài gòn bị mất. Tôi học trường Công lập, sinh ngữ chính là Pháp văn, sinh ngữ phụ là Anh văn. Ông thầy dạy Pháp văn cũng dạy Anh văn. Tôi…

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