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Forgiveness

10/05/2019 Lori Duff 0

As I write this, we are in what is known in the Jewish Community as the “Days of Awe.”  Granted, a lot of the Days of Awe are spent with half of our number saying […]

Legalese

Legalese — Impeachment

09/28/2019 Lori Duff 0

Impeachment is another one of those words that you hear a lot on the news and on social media a lot lately, and with varying degrees of accuracy.  I thought I would take the time […]

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Vintage

09/21/2019 Lori Duff 0

I was on the phone conducting business with someone who was younger than the vast majority of my t-shirts.  This pup of a man described another person, who I hadn’t yet met, as ‘old.’ “What […]

Legalese

Legalese — Bad Checks

09/14/2019 Lori Duff 0

If someone writes you a bad check, can you have them sent to jail?  If you accidentally bounce a check, can you be arrested for it? Well, not exactly, or, rather, not immediately.  The criminal […]

Don't I look sexy in my trifocals?
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Trifocals

09/08/2019 Lori Duff 0

If you’ve ever run into me at the grocery store on the weekends, you’ll know that I’m not a particularly vain person.  I don’t mind looking terrible in public if the situation allows.  On any […]

Columns

Legalese — Immigration and Asylum

08/31/2019 Lori Duff 0

Since immigration seems to be such a hot topic these days, especially asylum seekers at the border, and since I know very little about immigration, as I don’t practice that area of law, I thought […]

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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 […]

Blogs

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 […]

Legalese

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 […]

Blogs

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 […]

Blogs

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 […]

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