Randi Kreiss
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I never knew why my husband’s Aunt Ada went into the Army during World War II, but my hunch is that the family thought it might tame her wild ways. more
Right here in my corner of the universe, a feel-good, do-good project has been sending children back to school every year for the past seven years, with new books and backpacks, sneakers and clothes and even toiletries — and it’s all free. more
Well, there’s a bit more to the story than the basic facts of the headline. It all started when my 12-year-old grandson from California decided to visit us for a week. more
Simple answer: Spicy eggplant and chicken at the Gourmet Dumpling House in Boston’s Chinatown. I mean, I’ve waited for babies to arrive and ships to come in and . . . more
Come September, if the school bell rings for your teenager at 7-something, it’s way too early. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics . . . more
We’re in the warm clutch of summer, when fireflies begin their dance through the deep velvet nights of June and early July. Summer in our villages and towns has to be held close and breathed in . . . more
I have read enough Holocaust literature and American slavery narratives and stories of the infamous poor houses of the 18th and 19th centuries to wonder what I would do if I were a witness to the abuse and persecution of innocent people. more
There are real benefits to holding the collective memory of a community in one’s head. To that point, I recall that more than 25 years ago, a college admissions scandal rocked a nearby high school. more
I’m home now from a babysitting stint with my grandkids, who live in a sleepy mountain town out West. I’ve written about this before, touching on the remote, bucolic life they live. more
I’m offering a ticket to ride. This summer, if you can’t actually get away, if you can’t relocate your body to a distant shore, then at least think about relocating your mind. Reading, we know, is our escape from reality . . . more
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