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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Mrs. Potato Head

02/04/2018 Lori Duff 0

I have always looked like I came from Russian peasant stock.  I have a face that looks like it was carved from a potato. My broad shoulders were designed for swinging a pickaxe through Siberian […]

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Legalese — Farm Vehicles on the Roads

01/28/2018 Lori Duff 0

When you think of the term “farm vehicle,” what do you think of?  Tractors, maybe, or combines.  But not your garden variety ATV or four-wheeler.  Yet the Georgia Code has a different idea about what’s […]

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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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