Randi Kreiss
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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
Almost before I was out of my doctor’s office, an email popped up on my phone asking me to take a brief survey, prodding and probing my experience, taking the vitals of my medical encounter. 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
President Trump is in trick-or-treat mode, and he is scary. The irony is that the mask he wears is pretty much 24/7. 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
What are heavy, yet have no weight, take up no room and stay with you forever? As I pack up my family home, with the intention of selling and downsizing, the things that no mover can transport are the stories of the house and our life within its walls over the past 46 years. 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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