Randi Kreiss
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“Grandma ate rat poison.” That was the text my sister sent to her son. Anguished, he thought of his sick grandmother, who was living alone in Lynbrook. He ran for his car and called my sister on the way. more
This morning I asked my mother, 94, if she was ever sexually harassed. Most days, over our coffee, we share an amiable silence. But waking up to . . . more
Our Thanksgivings are different from many, in that our kids travel from far-flung places and move in for the entire week. This is a plus-minus experience . . . more
Do I write from the Thanksgiving playbook about raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, or do I write from the heart? Lately, authenticity seems more important than ever, so permit me to write from the heart. more
You need a scorecard to keep up with the sexual harassers these days. Used to be there was an occasional murmur about bad behavior by a celebrity or a political hot shot . . . more
There is nothing, absolutely nothing, that would tempt me to relive my teenage years. Even if time travel came with my internet connection . . . more
The rules change as you get older. My parents always told me, “Never talk to strangers,” and that is still excellent advice for the young. But now my abiding rule . . . more
It wasn’t easy to pull off, but last week I met my son and daughter for a mother-and-child reunion in Boulder, Colo. It was the first time since they grew up and moved out . . . more
We are living in a binary world now. We must be, because the word “binary” has become the “it” word. And it does seem to be the defining concept of the new normal: black or white, right or wrong, up or down. more
The great majority of women survive breast cancer. That’s what I’m thinking as Breast Cancer Awareness Month commences. I am reminding myself and other survivors that, despite the dreaded diagnosis and difficult treatment . . . more
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