Randi Kreiss
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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
As a child of the Rockaways, I have always thrived on salt air. I had sand in my shoes from the time I could walk, and the rhythm of the waves somehow syncs with my heart. For us Long Islanders . . . more
Hemingway famously said that writing is easy: You only need to open a vein. He acknowledged the pain of digging into one’s own truth. But times have changed . . . more
When Donald Trump was elected president in 2016, millions of Americans who doubted his integrity wondered how they could ever trust his decisions in moments of crisis. Now such a moment is here. more
School shootings have become so ordinary that the press is always looking for a fresh hook. Last week, the media found a new lead for an old story . . . more
Once upon a generation or so ago, there were people, mostly women, who specialized in guilt. Since I would feel too guilty singling out any age group or ethnicity, let me just say that some women were born to it. more
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