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Old 29-06-2014, 04:47 PM   #666
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Lightbulb Autumn in NY

Will Keane (RG)is a successful 48-year-old restaurateur and womanizer who is the subject of a recent New York Magazine cover story.. Charlotte Fielding (WR) is a free-spirited 22-year-old woman brought to Will's upscale restaurant by her grandmother and friends to celebrate her birthday.. Will notices her immediately, and her grandmother, an old friend of his, introduces them.. Will admires the hats she made for the occasion,and is surprised to learn that Charlotte is the daughter of one of his old girlfriends, Katy, who died in a car accident..The next day, Will calls and asks Charlotte to make a hat for his date for an upcoming benefit dinner.. A few days later, she delivers the hat to his apartment. Stood up by his date, he invites her to accompany him to the formal benefit.. There they dance and get to know each other, and later end up back at his apartment where they make love. The next morning, while having breakfast on his terrace, Will explains that their relationship has no future. She acknowledges this, revealing she is dying from a heart condition. Later Will tells his friend, John Volpe , about his interest in Charlotte..The next day, Will calls on Charlotte and they go out together.. They talk about their age difference and her illness. As they walk through the beautiful fall foliage in Central Park, Charlotte recites lines from a poem: "O world, I cannot hold thee close enough! Thy winds, thy wide grey skies! Thy mists that roll and rise!".. As they talk, she notices him checking his watch, and she takes it from his wrist, saying she'll return it when he forgets that she has it. At his restaurant, they continue to get to know each other while preparing a meal for his staff. Watching her among his friends, he begins to fall in love..Back at his apartment, Charlotte experiences severe heart pain..At the hospital, Will learns from the doctor that she is suffering from neuroblastoma, a rare illness in adults, which in her case produced a tumor near her heart.. She has perhaps a year to live.. In the coming days, their relationship grows, and she learns more about him. When she asks why he is so interested in food, Will responds, "Food is the only beautiful thing that truly nourishes"..Because biocides are intended to kill living organisms, many biocidal products pose significant risk to human health...

Edna St. Vincent Millay (February 22, 1892 – October 19, 1950) was an American lyrical poet and playwright.. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923, the 3rd woman to win the award for poetry, and was also known for her feminist activism and her many love affairs.. She used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd for her prose work. The poet Richard Wilbur asserted, "She wrote some of the best sonnets of the century...Neuroblastoma is one of the few human malignancies known to demonstrate spontaneous regression from an undifferentiated state to a completely benign cellular appearance.. It is a disease exhibiting extreme heterogeneity, and is stratified into 3 risk categories: low, intermediate, and high risk.. Low-risk disease is most common in infants and good outcomes are common with observation only or surgery, whereas high-risk disease is difficult to treat successfully even with the most intensive multi-modal therapies available..Esthesioneuroblastoma, also known as olfactory neuroblastoma, is believed to arise from the olfactory epithelium and its classification remains controversial. However, since it is not a sympathetic nervous system malignancy, esthesioneuroblastoma is a distinct clinical entity and is not to be confused with neuroblastoma..Neuroblastoma comprises 6-10% of all childhood cancers, and 15% of cancer deaths in children. The annual mortality rate is 10 per million children in the 0- to 4-year-old age group, and 4 per million in the 4- to 9-year old age group..The highest incidence is in the first year of life, and some cases are congenital. The age range is broad, including older children and adults, but only 10% of cases occur in people older than 5 years of age.. A large European study reported less than 2% of over 4000 neuroblastoma cases were over 18 years old..Millay was born in Rockland, Maine, to Cora Lounella Buzelle, a nurse, and Henry Tollman Millay, a schoolteacher who would later become a superintendent of schools. Her middle name derives from St. Vincent's Hospital in New York, where her uncle's life had been saved just before her birth. The family's house was "between the mountains and the sea where baskets of apples and drying herbs on the porch mingled their scents with those of the neighboring pine woods." In 1904, Cora officially divorced Millay's father for financial irresponsibility, but they had already been separated for some years. Cora and her 3 daughters, Edna (who called herself "Vincent"), Norma Lounella (born 1893), and Kathleen Kalloch (born 1896), moved from town to town, living in poverty. Cora travelled with a trunk full of classic literature, including Shakespeare and Milton, which she read to her children. The family settled in a small house on the property of Cora's aunt in Camden, Maine, where Millay would write the first of the poems that would bring her literary fame..Millay entered Vassar College in 1913 when she was 21 years old, later than usual.. She had relationships with several fellow students during her time there..In January 1921, she went to Paris, where she met and befriended the sculptor Thelma Wood..In 1923 she married 43-year-old Eugen Jan Boissevain (1880–1949), the widower of the labor lawyer and war correspondent Inez Milholland, a political icon Millay had met during her time at Vassar..In 1925, Boissevain and Millay bought Steepletop near Austerlitz, New York, which had been a 635-acre (257 ha) blueberry farm..During the first war Millay had been a dedicated and active pacifist; however, from 1940 she supported the Allied Forces, writing in celebration of the war effort and later working with Writers' War Board to create propaganda, including poetry..Millay died at her home on October 19, 1950. She had fallen down stairs and was found approximately 8 hours after her death.. Her physician reported that she had suffered a heart attack following a coronary occlusion.. She was 58 years old..Millay wrote 5 verse dramas early in her career, including Two Slatterns and a King and The Lamp and the BELL, a poem written for Vassar College about love between women.."Euclid alone has looked on Beauty bare" (1922) is an homage to the Geometry of Euclid..Renascence" and "The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver" are often considered her finest poems... What's the difference between a wife and a job? After 10 years a job still sucks..There's way too Much estrogen on TV these days..It's never too late to do the right thing..I don't understand why women complain about the Lunar phase as seen by an Observer..You can just feel the details..The bits and pieces you never bothered to put into words...

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