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You Can Go Home Again

08/04/2018 Lori Duff 0

I got off the plane, and the smell hit me in the face with the force of a Mike Tyson punch. There was garlic there in large measure, and jet fuel – sure, it was […]

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Legalese — Going to Court

07/29/2018 Lori Duff 0

I am always surprised how unprepared people seem when they come to court, especially when they don’t have a good lawyer to advise them.  Then again, having had a quarter century’s worth of experience in […]

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Pleasures of the Flesh

07/22/2018 Lori Duff 0

Being in possession of a human-type body like I am, there is some routine maintenance that needs to be done.  Most of that maintenance is not particularly pleasant.  It can be invasive, uncomfortable, or downright […]

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Legalese — What is Money?

07/16/2018 Lori Duff 0

What is money? Seems like a simple question, right?  Money is your bank balance.  Money is the paper bills in your wallet.  Money is the coins you find between your sofa cushions and under your […]

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To Yap or Not To Yap

07/08/2018 Lori Duff 0

For reasons I do not care to get into right now (though trust me, everyone is fine now) I have spent a lot of time in hospital waiting rooms lately. These are odd little microcosms […]

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Legalese — DDS2go

07/02/2018 Lori Duff 0

When one thinks of the Department of Drivers’ Services, as a general rule, one does not immediately then think the word “efficient” or “user friendly.”  And yet, sometimes, that’s exactly what Georgia’s DDS is. Enter […]

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I Think I’m Funny

06/25/2018 Lori Duff 0

I have this absolutely non-humorous, borderline boring, slightly academic theory on humor, which is that laughter is the pinnacle of mindfulness. That is, when you are laughing, you are entirely in the moment in which […]

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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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