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Three Minutes in Milton

11/11/2017 Lori Duff 0

On Saturday, November 11, 2017, I had the immense privilege of participating in the “Book an Author” event at the Milton Literary Festival.  This was a sort of “speed dating” for books event, in which […]

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I’m Forty Now

10/29/2017 Lori Duff 0

I’m forty now (Ok, forty-six) A decent age I’ve had my fix Of parties, hoo-has, galas, and more Of drunken evenings on the shore   My worries now Have changed in kind I wonder if […]

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My Box. MINE.

10/15/2017 Lori Duff 0

I’m not really a stuff person, not really.  I mean, I have stuff, too much stuff (mostly books), but I recognize that I don’t have much of anything that couldn’t be replaced with insurance money.  […]

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Legalese — Respecting the Flag

10/08/2017 Lori Duff 0

There has been much talk recently about respect for the flag of the United States of America.  People have different ideas about what respect for the flag means, and what is and isn’t disrespectful.  Luckily, […]

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Teenager Exchange Program

10/01/2017 Lori Duff 0

In the division of labor in the Duff house, my daughter has what is probably the easiest job – emptying the dishwasher.  It isn’t hard to do, or particularly time consuming.  Rather than thank her […]

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Legalese — Executive Orders

09/23/2017 Lori Duff 0

If you’ve lived in the United States in the past 12 months, and you’ve been paying the least bit of attention, it is difficult to imagine you haven’t heard the phrase “executive order.” So what […]

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They Come in Threes

09/17/2017 Lori Duff 0

Honestly, the day started out just fine if you don’t count the fact that I had to set my alarm for 6 on a Saturday morning.  I drove my son to his rehearsal at the […]

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LEGALESE — Funeral Processions

09/10/2017 Lori Duff 0

It is sadly true what they say – the only things inevitable in this life are death and taxes.  When death occurs, it is generally our custom to have a funeral, and along with a […]

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Driving with Mario

09/02/2017 Lori Duff 0

I’m pretty sure that my husband goes out of his way to accelerate and brake in the car in such as way as to maximize the g-forces his passengers experience.  It is in this way […]

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Dress Code Blues

08/05/2017 Lori Duff 0

‘Tis the beginning of the school year, and, ergo, ‘tis the time of year in which teenagers all around the world get huffy about their schools’ dress codes.  The teenagers in my house are no […]

Legalese

Legalese — The Official State Dog

07/31/2017 Lori Duff 0

Georgia Laws are put together in a series of books called the “Official Code of Georgia Annotated,” or O.C.G.A. for short. Turns out that within the O.C.G.A. there are a number of other designations for […]

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Selling Paradise

07/23/2017 Lori Duff 0

I have to sell a little piece of paradise, and I’m hoping you will help me.  I mean, I don’t have to have to, I’m not a desperate seller, but it doesn’t make sense for […]

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Legalese — Involuntary Intoxication

07/16/2017 Lori Duff 0

There are a lot of criminal offenses that require mens rea.  Mens rea is a Latin term that literally means, “guilty mind.”  It is used in law to describe a state of mind in which you knew what you were doing.   […]

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Drinking on the Job

07/10/2017 Lori Duff 0

My husband and I have had a long standing argument about whether or not I am a cheap date.  He swears I am.  I wasn’t convinced.  The problem, I joked, was that he was comparing […]

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