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Randi Kreiss
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There is a trifecta of trouble deep in the heart of Texas: Gov. Greg Abbott, the Texas legislature and the state Board of Education. more
Prom 2021 is an act of faith. It is kids needing to shake off more than a year of lockdowns, shutdowns, sickness and isolation. It is a down payment on good times ahead after an avalanche of disappointments. more
Memorial Day events will take on new urgency this year as a kind of collective anti-insurrection rally. more
Some folks say that the wheel was the greatest invention ever. Others point to the printing press, the internal combustion engine or the light bulb, but I think . . . more
As poet Mary Oliver asks, “What will you do with your one wild and precious life?” In our (almost) post-pandemic lives, the question presses us for an answer. more
Time-travel with me. The year was 1957. We had just moved to Cedarhurst from Queens, and it was the first day of class at Number Three School on Broadway. more
Did we graduate yet? This was the college we neither applied to nor wanted to attend. This was the education we could have lived without. more
I don’t care if you are numb to this outrage. I don’t care if I’m numb to it. From where I sit, the carnage from gun violence in America, the continuing, ongoing, shocking deaths by gun, move to the head of the must-do list for this new administration. more
My husband’s father was 14 and living in New York during the pandemic of 1918, sometimes known as the Spanish flu. He must have had memories of the time; surely he knew people who died in Brooklyn, where he lived. more
I married an older man, and this week he’s turning 75. When we met, I was 14 and he was 15. more
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