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Perfect Peace (At a Price)

08/24/2019 Lori Duff 0

A few weeks ago I went to visit my son in his last weekend at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.  If you don’t know what BUTI or Tanglewood is, let me explain.  Tanglewood is a […]

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Taking Up Space

08/10/2019 Lori Duff 0

At 6:00 p.m. last Thursday, I wanted to make a right turn from Ponce de Leon Avenue on to Peachtree Street.  If you are not familiar with Atlanta, I will tell you that this intersection […]

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Legalese — The Person You Trust

07/27/2019 Lori Duff 0

Many times people come to me wanting to give authority to someone else to do something.  It might be a financial power of attorney, it might be a medical power of attorney, it might be […]

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They’re Leaving Me!

07/21/2019 Lori Duff 0

I dropped my daughter off at camp last weekend. This was her 9th summer at camp, so it was a familiar ritual.  You’d think I’d be used to it.  The first time she went she […]

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Puppy Sitting

07/06/2019 Lori Duff 0

My daughter’s friends went out of town for a week and hired her to puppy sit their two puppies.  They offered to pay her $100.00 and Marin believed she hit the lottery.  “Mom.  That is […]

Legalese

Legalese — Equitable Caregiver

06/29/2019 Lori Duff 0

For many years in my law practice, I have had to disappoint a lot of wonderful people.  These people are step-parents, same-sex partners, and friends and relatives who have stepped in to take over when […]

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High School Cafeteria

06/22/2019 Lori Duff 0

I spent my high school years avoiding the cafeteria, preferring to eat my lunch in the band room in the rabbit warren of practice rooms afforded by a school district that took the arts seriously.  […]

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The Scorpion Slayer

06/11/2019 Lori Duff 0

I was puttering around, as I do on weekend mornings when I don’t have plans.  Suddenly my daughter started screaming, “MOM!  MOM!  MOM!” in a manner which indicated that perhaps the world was coming to […]

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Larry, Phil, and the Tacky Cup

05/25/2019 Lori Duff 0

Once upon a time I found myself on the boardwalk of Atlantic City, New Jersey.  I wandered into a souvenir shop to kill time and, there amongst the t-shirts and paperweights were coffee mugs and […]

Columns

Legalese — Roe v. Wade

05/18/2019 Lori Duff 0

In light of the recent signing of Georgia House Bill 481, otherwise known as the “Heartbeat Bill,” it is likely that lawsuits will be filed to challenge that bill.  You can read a copy of […]

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True Remorse

05/12/2019 Lori Duff 0

My dog, Lincoln, knows a handful of words and commands like “Sit” and “Wait” and “Breakfast” and “Treat.”  He’s smart enough to know the sound our phones make when our favorite stalker app, Life360, signals […]

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Legalese — Standards of Proof

05/04/2019 Lori Duff 0

Judging (no pun intended) from some of the conversations I’ve had with friends lately, the difference between the standards of proof between civil and criminal trials is something that is confusing to people who don’t […]

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Up In Smoke

04/27/2019 Lori Duff 0

For the most part – and I get that this makes me fortunate and privileged – I am well insured enough that a well-placed lightning bolt to a particularly flammable place on the roof of […]

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Metaphorical Filters

04/13/2019 Lori Duff 0

For purposes of writing this article, I just did a search and learned that one should change one’s air conditioning filter in one’s home anywhere from every 30-90 days, depending upon one’s allergies, the dustiness […]

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