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
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
I never, ever, saw my parents run. The only time I saw my mother sweat was when she was beating 12 egg whites for her Passover sponge cake. 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
Long Island is about to get a “Trump bounce.” A longtime friend of mine has sold his home in the Hewlett area (through an agent) to Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, and the couple plan to move to the community sometime before school starts in the fall. 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
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