Legalese

Legalese — Roadblocks

06/16/2018 Lori Duff 0

Every once in a while, you can be driving along, minding your own business and following every traffic law, and still be legally stopped by the police.  This type of stop can be called a […]

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Ode to a Varsity Chili Dog

05/27/2018 Lori Duff 0

If you find yourself heading to Atlanta and you post something on social media like, “Going to the ATL – where should I eat?”  9,999 out of 10,000 people who reply will tell you to […]

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Legalese: Right-of-way

05/20/2018 Lori Duff 0

Most people know the basic rules of traffic, and what the basic signs mean. However, I have been asked from time to time about the concept of “right of way.” This concept not only regulates […]

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For the Love of Worry

05/12/2018 Lori Duff 0

My Dad is in the hospital.  This, naturally, is cause for alarm, and I worry.  My parents live 600 miles away from me, so it isn’t so easy for me to just go and check […]

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Legalese — New Cell Phone Law

04/22/2018 Lori Duff 0

Most of us have had an experience on the road wherein we have seen someone driving erratically, weaving across lanes, or going crazy slow or fast, and then noticed that they were paying attention to […]

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Pollen season

04/15/2018 Lori Duff 0

I have a superpower. I can take ordinary grocery items, like lettuce and milk and Little Debbie Snack Cakes, and turn them into pounds and pounds of pollen-induced mucus. I can do this without, apparently, […]

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Legalese — How a Bill Becomes Law

04/08/2018 Lori Duff 0

Those of us over 40 who fondly remember “Schoolhouse Rock” have some basic idea of how a bill becomes a law.  “I’m just a bill, sitting here on Capital Hill….”  Remember that guy?  If you […]

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Golden Anniversary and Advice

04/01/2018 Lori Duff 0

On April 6, 2018, just a few days from when I am typing this, my parents will have been married for fifty years. Yup, their golden anniversary has arrived. There are a number of miracles […]

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Legalese — Garnishment

03/24/2018 Lori Duff 0

Most of us have heard the phrase “garnish your wages” and have some vague idea about what that means. You probably know it has something to do with someone taking your paycheck from you, but […]

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Essential Tremor

03/17/2018 Lori Duff 0

This is what happens when I try to hold my book because of my Essential Tremor. As if I weren’t physically awkward enough, as if my weird, clunky walk weren’t enough, and my graceless inability […]

Blogs

Sleep Training my Teenager

03/03/2018 Lori Duff 0

I’m having to sleep train my teenage daughter.  You remember sleep training, don’t you?  When your sweet precious angel baby was six months old and you thought if you didn’t get three whole hours of […]

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Legalese — If a Tree Falls….

02/24/2018 Lori Duff 0

If a tree falls in the yard, whose problem is it?  More to the point, whose homeowner’s insurance has to cover the damage? The answer, as in most things legal, is, “Depends.” Generally speaking, the […]

Blogs

The Real Toilet Paper Wars

02/16/2018 Lori Duff 0

I am a big fan of indoor plumbing.  I am NOT a fan of indoor plunging.  There is nothing more gag-producing than jamming a wood-and-rubber plunger into a poo filled toilet and slurping it up […]

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