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
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
The American Revolution might never have happened if social media had existed in the 1770s. George Washington might have vented his fury at the Brits on his Facebook page. more
I know some folks don’t get the whole dog thing, but I don’t get folks who don’t get it. And I feel sorry that they’ve missed the chance to love a being outside their own species. more
As I write this, I am setting sail from Hong Kong, on the South China Sea, north toward the Taiwan Strait, although who can say for sure? more
Sometimes the traveling shoes pinch. The most unsettling experience in these last two weeks has been . . . more
It is a clichéd cinematic device: A character glances up from what she’s doing and catches her reflection in a mirror. She gazes deeply, actually looking into her soul. more
Of course, we have to have a summer to take up the subject of summer reading. Which reminds me of a great book about Krakatoa, the island that was blown to oblivion in 1883 . . . 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
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