Randi Kreiss
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Somewhere over the rainbow, people are still reading books and writing letters. But as I look into America's crystal ball, I see a post-literate society where the key to success and wealth is mastering . . . emojis. more
If I call my dog an average of five times a day for the next 16 years (that’s about how long my dogs live), then I will use the name 29,200 times. Do I really want to be shouting . . . more
Take the fight to Syria? Who says? The guy who tweets about Chuck Todd’s “sleepy eyes” in the predawn hours? more
In the spirit of Passover, when telling the story of the exodus from Egypt is a sacred duty, I would like to return to a story I have told before and plan to tell again. Perhaps you remember Shoshana Goldberg of Flatbush. more
My third-grade teacher, Mrs. Heller, told me that I needed to grow an “elephant skin.” She advised toughening up if I wanted to survive elementary school trash talk. more
And not a moment too soon. Did you hear it land on our doorsteps? Monday, at 6:29 a.m., spring actually sprang into our lives. No matter the temperature, no matter the down coats in the front closet . . . more
Have you heard of Ida Tarbell? In 1903 she wrote a series of pieces for McClure’s magazine about the monopolistic practices of the Standard Oil Company under the ownership of John D. Rockefeller. As a result of her investigative reporting . . . more
Imagine you’re the parent of a transgender child attending public school. You and your child have already had more than your share of grief, knowing that you live in a culture that doesn’t always understand or welcome difference . . . more
It was America, in its earliest days. The settlers were religious and community-minded, good people who cared for their children and worked desperately to survive in a forbidding environment. They were settlers of the Massachusetts Bay Colony . . . more
Dear Emi, Elijah, Jacob and Sabrina: The last time I wrote a “letter to my grandchildren” was in 2008. more
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