Legalese — Statutes of Limitation

01/19/2020 Lori Duff 0

Statutes of limitation are generally understood as something that limits you in the amount of time you have to bring a lawsuit or a charge against someone.  But what do they mean exactly?  A lot […]


Let Your Freak Flag Fly

01/11/2020 Lori Duff 0

The phrase, “Let Your Freak Flag Fly” has been tumbling around my head for a while.  It pops in, unbidden, shouting, commanding, drowning out other, more hesitant phrases.  I have decided to make it the […]


A Jewish Chinese Christmas

12/29/2019 Lori Duff 0

It seems like a poor marketing idea for a Chinese restaurant staff to piss off a collection of Jews on Christmas Eve. Let me back up. I live in the notch of the buckle of […]


Legalese — You Can’t Shoot a Thief

12/23/2019 Lori Duff 0

There was a headline recently that indicated that it was not ok to shoot someone who was stealing packages off your front porch.  This headline provoked a lively debate on social media about self-defense, defense […]

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Legalese — Reverse Mortgages

12/08/2019 Lori Duff 0

Reverse mortgages are things that have come up a lot lately, and there seems to be a lot of misunderstanding about what they are and how they are used, so I thought I’d explain the […]

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11/18/2019 Lori Duff 0

My friend called me the other day.  For purposes of this blog, I shall call her Jennifer, mainly because most women my age are named “Jennifer” and I know a lot of people named Jennifer […]


Legalese — Women and Credit Cards

11/11/2019 Lori Duff 0

There are a lot of rights that have been around long enough that we take them for granted.  But truly, they haven’t been around all that long.  Any right that only came into being during […]


Quiet Burgers

11/02/2019 Lori Duff 0

When I go out to dinner with my friends, it is because I want to talk to my friends live and in person.  I don’t want to thumbtype awkward messages via text or have the […]


Legalese — Emoluments Clause

10/26/2019 Lori Duff 0

“Emolument” is another one of those words that has been popping up a lot on the news and in social media that has a very specific legal definition, so I thought I’d talk about it […]



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 — 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 […]



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 — 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?


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 […]


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 […]


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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