Randi Kreiss
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When the bubonic plague struck England in 1665, a young pastor convinced the people of his village to self-quarantine in an effort to prevent the infection from spreading to neighboring towns. The story of that time became “Year of Wonder” . . . more
Last week I had dinner with Jack, an old friend. We’ve known each other for 30 years, and he was my friend by extension, since his wife and I were best buddies for decades. She died about eight years ago. more
Aman walks into a publishing house. It isn’t the first place he’s gone to peddle his first novel. In fact, he has solicited numerous publishers around town . . . more
The Democrats have become the party of lemmings, as they march purposefully toward the cliffs. If we needed further proof, last week’s debate in Las Vegas offered plenty. more
I should point out that this is a really open letter, because my dad died four years ago. more
This Valentine’s Day, maybe skip the kisses and consider an elbow bump or shaking hands — even with your boyfriend or your wife or your kids. more
What were you doing in the 1980s? If you weren’t born yet or are too young to remember . . . more
You may have heard about Grandma the dog before. Everyone west of the Mississippi has heard about Grandma the dog, but east of the Mississippi, only readers of this column know about her. more
I can’t prove it, but you know it and I know it: People are experiencing somatic symptoms related to the news bombs crashing around us day in and day out. more
The queen doesn’t need a passport or a driver’s license because she’s the queen, and she gets transported anyplace she wants to go. Just a little click of those thick-heeled black shoes and off she goes, with her Corgis in tow. more
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