Blogs

A Stabbing Pain in the Neck

01/18/2019 Lori Duff 0

There comes a time in any decades-long marriage, no matter how solid, loving, and in-for-the-long haul when you want to stab your beloved in the eye with a fork. This is why all the women […]

Legalese

Legalese — Rule of Law

01/12/2019 Lori Duff 0

“The rule of law” is another one of those phrases that gets thrown around on social media a lot these days by a lot of folks, some of whom seem to understand what it is, […]

Blogs

New Year Same Me

01/05/2019 Lori Duff 0

With the new year comes a whole slew of social media posts, blogs, and articles titled a variation on “New Year, New You.”  These are, I suppose, intended to be helpful and hopeful, and every […]

Blogs

Stay-Away-Muffs

12/20/2018 Lori Duff 0

Considering the fact that I listen and talk for a living, I sure do get tired of listening and talking. By the end of the week, I reach my capacity. My hard drive gets full. […]

Legalese

Legalese — Debtor’s Prison

11/18/2018 Lori Duff 0

A Court’s judgment, it is sometimes said, is worth no more than the paper it is written on.  Indeed, I have a bookcase full of judgments which, if I could collect on them, I could […]

Blogs

Ode to Flannel Sheets

11/10/2018 Lori Duff 0

Ode to Flannel Sheets “Beauty is truth, truth beauty,” And beauty occureth not without a good night’s sleep. Therefore without sleep, there is no truth, Only a jumble of undercaffeinated syllables.   Percale will do, […]

Blogs

U.S.S. Nightmare

10/28/2018 Lori Duff 0

I’m not a huge fan of scary things.  Probably because my day to day life is scary enough.  As a lawyer, I’m one of the first people that gets a call when someone dies, I’m […]

Blogs

My Superpower

10/21/2018 Lori Duff 0

“If you could have any superpower, what would it be?” Of course, I’m not going to get a superpower any time soon, but it’s an interesting question to contemplate. My first thought when presented with […]

Legalese

Legalese — Ambulance Chasers

10/07/2018 Lori Duff 0

There are any number of unpleasant nicknames that people have for lawyers, and one of the most common and easily recognized is “ambulance chaser.”  Ambulance chasing refers to the practice of lawyers, or their employees […]

Blogs

Cleanliness is Next to Impossible

10/01/2018 Lori Duff 0

The biggest problem with cleaning your house beyond a swipe with a paper towel is that you realize the level of filth you’ve been living in. There was a stain on my carpet.  The stain […]

Blogs

Mean Spirited Jerk Faces

09/16/2018 Lori Duff 0

If you’ve been watching the news lately, or even been trying to avoid it, or occasionally taking a gander at Facebook or Twitter or your social media of choice, or at the very least been […]

Legalese

Legalese – Violation of Probation

09/09/2018 Lori Duff 0

In my last column, I wrote about the trend towards misdemeanor bail reform in the American Criminal Justice System.  Relatedly, there has been a lot of focus on misdemeanor probation.  This is not so much […]

Blogs

Hangin’ with the Cool Kids

09/01/2018 Lori Duff 0

I have absolutely no idea how I birthed a girl who is so cool that, while she might have asked me what the homework was or to borrow a pencil in high school, she would […]

1 2 3 7