Student：Hi, professor, our excursion is tomorrow. I want to ask your advise about our trip.
Professor: I am very glad to help.
Student: Well, do you know in New York City there is a very good site that reconstructed by the train?
Professor: Yes, you want take students to there? You know it was very far, don’t you?
Student: I know, but it is a very good chance we don’t want to miss it.
Professor: Have you asked students about their opinions.
Student: Not really, I want to hear your advice first.
Professor: Actually I think it might not be a good idea. Firstly it is so far away. Secondly I think on that day you will be very busy, you don’t really have time to go there.
Professor: You have to think about it, we will still have chance to go there next time.
Student: Fairly enough. Students might complain about the trip schedule, too.
Professor: Yes. Actually I will join in on this trip, why don't we talk about other schedules later.
Student: Of Course. Thank you!
To some, "cowboy poetry" might be considered an oxymoron. But buckaroos and drovers have a long tradition of telling stories around the campfire. As with all oral traditions, a story is better remembered if it is in rhyme. Though some of this might be more properly categorized as "Doggerel," some of it approaches the level of Robert Service or Rudyard Kipling; and all of it reflects a certain humor, a certain set of values and a certain lifestyle that is fast becoming extinct. Don't read this poetry to be "elevated" or enlightened. Read it for amusement and entertainment, and if something lingers that enriches your life or your perspectives... well, if you eat a lot of oysters you're bound to find a pearl.
Newcomers are surprised to hear cowboy poetry that is contemporary. Many people tend to focus on the historic cowboy lifestyle, but the work that cowboys do continues. The cowboy lifestyle is a living tradition that exists in western North America and other areas, thus, contemporary cowboy poetry is still being created, still being recited, and still entertaining many camp visitors around campfires and convention halls. Much of what is known as "old time" country music originates from the rhyming couplet style often seen in cowboy poetry along with guitar music.
The Amazon is home to more species of plants and animals than any other terrestrial ecosystem on the planet -- perhaps 30% of the world's species are found there. Its biodiversity is astounding: a single bush in the Amazon may have more species of ants than the entire British Isles, while a lone hectare of forest may have more than 600 species of trees.
The fast-disappearing Amazon rain forest harbors some amazing creatures. Most of us have heard of vampire bats, piranhas and the anaconda, but among the forest’s inhabitants are weird and wonderful animals just as bizarre as the more famous ones, if not more so.
There is a clear link between the health of the Amazon and the health of the planet. The rain forests, which contain 90-140 billion metric tons of carbon, help stabilize local and global climate. Deforestation may release significant amounts of this carbon, which could have catastrophic consequences around the world.