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Randi Kreiss
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If there is any topic guaranteed to irritate readers more than politics, it’s religion, but here goes a true story. In the innocent days before the plague of Covid-19 . . . more
After months of denying that gravity exists, President Trump dropped a golf ball from the White House roof and declared that Isaac Newton was right. more
I met Joan online last week when she sent me a letter reacting to my July 9-15 column, “We’re all in the room where it happened.” We exchanged notes, and I realized . . . more
Really, I am trying not to take this personally, but it seems clearer every day that our federal government is choosing to open the economy at the expense of older Americans. When I say “expense” I’m not talking dollars . . . more
We are blessed with the curse of living in interesting times, and our duty is to bear witness. Like the Greatest Generation, we are in the midst of a fight for our lives . . . more
Yesterday morning, my partner, my husband of 52 years, my onetime Lawrence High School sweetheart, turned his head on the pillow and whispered . . . more
“What is it that students do in the classroom?” Neil Postman and Charles Weingartner ask in their book “Teaching as a Subversive Activity.” more
Last week I received a happy-talk email from a bridge club out of town where I used to play. This particular club hosted hundreds of players at a time in a big indoor space. It was a veritable petri dish of germs in the best of times . . . more
Why would women stretch out on their backs with their hair floating behind them in vats of lye? Apparently, in the 1600s that was the price of beauty for fashionable women in Venice. more
There is no Plan B for young love. Through this pandemic, we are all living some version of Plan B, but my heart aches for our teenagers, for whom Plan B doesn’t work so well. more
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