Randi Kreiss
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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
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
"It’s for the birds.” That was how The New York Times summed up the new movie version of Donna Tartt’s novel “The Goldfinch.” I’m heartbroken. more
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
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
We can almost hear the crisp curling of burning pages in President Trump’s dangerous rhetoric. His people aren’t burning books yet, but it could happen. When authoritarian leaders consolidate power, they always kill ideas first. 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
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
Age has its privileges. The big kids are off to college, the little ones are back in school, parents are kick-starting weekday routines, everyone has the back-to-business jitters, and me? I’m hanging at the beach. 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
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