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Miss Trunchbull

01/23/2018 Lori Duff 0

About ten years ago, I had eyeball surgery which implanted contact lenses right in front of my retinas.  This allowed me to go glasses free for a long time.  Recently, however, my left eye decided […]

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Legalese — Fire in a Theater

01/14/2018 Lori Duff 0

The recent false alarm in Hawaii, in which everyone was told that a ballistic missile was on its way and people should take shelter, made me think of the phrase “Shouting ‘fire’ in a crowded […]

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A Night at the Opera

01/07/2018 Lori Duff 0

I get it.  You have some preconceived notion of the Opera being stuffy and boring and something that only rich people do after a diet of caviar and foie gras and a glass full of […]

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Legalese — Notaries

01/01/2018 Lori Duff 0

Often when we have to sign an important document, we have to have it signed in front of a Notary Public, or a “Notary.” What does this mean?  Why do you have to do this? […]

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The Game Changer

12/26/2017 Lori Duff 0

My life has recently changed for the better.  My son got his driver’s license, and it is an absolute game changer. We did not run out and buy him a new car.  Rather, the old […]

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Legalese — For the Love of Latin

12/17/2017 Lori Duff 0

The law is full of little Latin phrases, some of which are handy shorthand in every day life.  Following is a list of some of the most common and/or some of my favorites. Per Stirpes/Per […]

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Oh Ricky You’re So Fine

12/11/2017 Lori Duff 0

I will not deny that I am older than my 47 years might imply.  I’m not particularly young at heart, I’m a soul that belongs in assisted living.  I know this for many reasons, not […]

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Now That It’s Over, I’m Thankful

11/26/2017 Lori Duff 0

I don’t know about you, but I’m mostly just thankful that I survived yet another Thanksgiving.  Just kidding.  Sort of. Holidays can be stressful.  Some of us are spending our first Thanksgiving without a loved […]

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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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