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Entries by Alison Stein Wellner from 05/2008

The Auschwitz Pilgrim?

| Posted 05.07.2008 | Healthy Living

The "March Of The Living" draws about 8,000 participants in total, covers the two miles that lie between what was the main concentration camp at Auschwitz and Birkenau.

In Praise of Imperfect Pets

| Posted 05.21.2008 | Healthy Living

Last Saturday, my husband Phil and I went to visit a cat we were thinking about adopting, who was being sheltered at a vet's office in Alphabet City. The vet tech ran through the medical file with us, and then looked up and said: "If I may ask, why are you interested in adopting an amputee?"

The Indy 500, or America, in the Round

| Posted 05.26.2008 | Healthy Living

Yesterday I attended the Indy 500, the most popular sporting event in the world. This gave me a chance to reflect on America, or Americana -- and the spectacle an encyclopedia of who we really are, and who we wish we could be.

Silverjet Folds, Mass Luxury Finished?

| Posted 05.30.2008 | Business

Silverjet, the last all-business class airline flying from the U.S. to London, suspended service today. The proximate cause is the staggering cost of oil --$125 a barrel, as opposed to $55 when Silverjet started flying in 2007.