Randi Kreiss
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Turns out, even your genes are in your travel jeans. Last week I mentioned that I was writing from Truckee, Calif., where we rented a house for a month up in the Sierra Nevada mountains, near our daughter’s home. more
Not every weekly newspaper has a foreign correspondent, and we don’t, either. So, I bring to you, at my expense, a firsthand account of a summer in the wilds of northern California. more
Last week, more than a day late and certainly more than a dollar short, Ivanka Trump announced the closing of her clothing company. She is so not the role model for the average American working woman, and her bottom line . . . more
When the president of the United States appears to take Russia’s side on the seesaw of world events, what is a person to do? more
Let me tell you about Olyy. But first let us peek behind the headlines and remember that some 1 million immigrants a year come to the U.S., seeking a better life. Add to that tens of thousands of undocumented people who stream across our southern border every year . . . more
They aren’t vegetarian. They aren’t kosher. They aren’t fish and they aren’t fowl. They aren’t even appetizing. In fact, they don’t look edible . . . more
The local community newspaper is a beautiful thing, the living, breathing spirit of democracy. It follows, therefore, that an assault on the press is a grievous attack on the freedoms we cherish. more
After my mother died, my grown kids thought it would be good for me to have a couple of grandkids around for two weeks. You know, distraction and so forth. Let the young people lift my spirits and get me going. more
Nora Ephron said that everything is copy, and in the life of a columnist, that is especially true. You live your life and observe your life at the same time . . . more
One of the most fascinating spaces to occupy is a boundary area, where one reality bleeds into the next. As I write, I’m on the border between my ordinary life and celebrity headlines. I’m struggling with the shocking suicides of two famous people . . . more
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