Blogs

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 […]

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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 […]

Columns

Legalese — Roe v. Wade

05/18/2019 Lori Duff 0

In light of the recent signing of Georgia House Bill 481, otherwise known as the “Heartbeat Bill,” it is likely that lawsuits will be filed to challenge that bill.  You can read a copy of […]

Blogs

True Remorse

05/12/2019 Lori Duff 0

My dog, Lincoln, knows a handful of words and commands like “Sit” and “Wait” and “Breakfast” and “Treat.”  He’s smart enough to know the sound our phones make when our favorite stalker app, Life360, signals […]

Legalese

Legalese — Standards of Proof

05/04/2019 Lori Duff 0

Judging (no pun intended) from some of the conversations I’ve had with friends lately, the difference between the standards of proof between civil and criminal trials is something that is confusing to people who don’t […]

Legalese

Up In Smoke

04/27/2019 Lori Duff 0

For the most part – and I get that this makes me fortunate and privileged – I am well insured enough that a well-placed lightning bolt to a particularly flammable place on the roof of […]

Blogs

Metaphorical Filters

04/13/2019 Lori Duff 0

For purposes of writing this article, I just did a search and learned that one should change one’s air conditioning filter in one’s home anywhere from every 30-90 days, depending upon one’s allergies, the dustiness […]

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Alpha Mom

03/30/2019 Lori Duff 0

I will grant you that we aren’t the best dog owners on the planet.  I do not mean that we abuse our dog.  Not in any way.  If anything, he’s spoiled.  It’s just that I’m […]

Blogs

Hope for Humanity

03/16/2019 Lori Duff 0

Every once in a while, I find myself getting down on the fate of humanity.  If you need any proof of the state of man’s unkindness to fellow man, just spend five minutes on social […]

Legalese

Legalese — Defamation of Character

03/09/2019 Lori Duff 0

When people put negative reviews on Google or Yelp or other internet review services, or even go on Facebook rants about people or businesses, is that defamation?  What is defamation?  Can you get sued for […]

Blogs

JERK JERK

03/02/2019 Lori Duff 0

We live, so it seems, in bubbles and behind glass screens.  They may be computer screens, or phone screens, or the windshields of our cars, but no matter what there seems to be something between […]

Blogs

Candy Grams and Mammograms

02/15/2019 Lori Duff 0

There comes a time in a middle-aged woman’s life when she must bear her breasts to a stranger for smooshing and radiating in the name of health.  I mean, she doesn’t have to have to, […]

Blogs

Would You Do That To A Puppy?

02/03/2019 Lori Duff 0

I was sitting on the sofa petting my dog.  It had been a bad day, and I was thinking how much better I felt stroking his fur and feeling his warm puppy breath on my leg.  […]

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