Thursday, September 02, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Huge emerald pulled from North Carolina farm | NWCN.com | NWCN - News


Huge emerald pulled from North Carolina farm | NWCN.com | NWCN - News: "The emerald compares in size and quality to one surrounded by diamonds in a brooch once owned by Catherine the Great, who was empress in the 18th century, that Christie's auction house in New York sold in April for $1.65 million, said C.R. 'Cap' Beesley, a New York gemologist who examined the stone."
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Monday, August 30, 2010

Aging's Misunderstood Virtues - NYTimes.com

ron says, "an interesting read".

Aging's Misunderstood Virtues - NYTimes.com: "When I asked Lars Tornstam, a Swedish sociologist, for an example of the state he calls gerotranscendence, he described a hypothetical daughter planning a cocktail party. Her elderly mother usually attends the affairs and enjoys herself, so the daughter invites her as usual — but this time, the mother declines. Naturally, the daughter worries. Is her mother ill? Depressed? This is not like her.

But perhaps there’s nothing wrong, said Dr. Tornstam, who has been investigating aging for more than 25 years."
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