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Randi Kreiss
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The most stunning image I saw in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy was a YouTube video of a huge carp hanging from a pole in the parking lot of the Woodmere Middle School on Peninsula Boulevard. more
“What is it that students do in the classroom?” Neil Postman and Charles Weingartner ask in their book “Teaching as a Subversive Activity.” more
I am reading so many good words these days, but sadly, none of them are coming from the president. That’s a shame, because throughout history, words have inspired people to resist tyranny, to slog through depressions and to find their better selves in times of crisis. more
Just take those old records off the shelf. I’ll sit and listen to ’em by myself. more
We are blessed with the curse of living in interesting times, and our duty is to bear witness. Like the Greatest Generation, we are in the midst of a fight for our lives . . . 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
If only Donald Trump had taken the same Hippocratic Oath our doctors take when they graduate from medical school: “First, do no harm.” Instead . . . more
I’ve been thinking about wagon trains; I’ll tell you why later. If I remember. Yeah, a serious side effect of the pandemic is definitely attention deficit disorder. more
I met Joan online last week when she sent me a letter reacting to my July 9-15 column, “We’re all in the room where it happened.” We exchanged notes, and I realized . . . more
My aunt Sylvia Gentile Brownstein died April 11 in a nursing home in New Jersey, of Covid-19. She was 97 years old, and lived in a room at the facility with her husband of 74 years, Murray Brownstein. more
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