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Jackfruit

05/01/2017 Lori Duff 0

My son and I have a rule, which is that every time we go to a grocery store, we pick some kind of food we’ve never had before and we buy it.  He always tries […]

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Legalese — Missing Persons

04/30/2017 Lori Duff 0

How many times have you seen it on TV?  Where someone is missing, but then there’s that ‘rule’ that you can’t call the police until they have been missing for 24, or maybe 48 hours.  […]

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Legalese — Notaries

04/23/2017 Lori Duff 0

Often, when you have to sign a document, you will be requested to do so in front of a notary.  What does that mean exactly? Well, in the first place, it means that the notary […]

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Mother Knows Best

04/17/2017 Lori Duff 0

On average, given a wide margin of error, the standard deviation and other statistical considerations, I am right approximately 100% of the time. I mean, I’m not right ALWAYS, and not in every context.  I’m […]

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Surgical Sponges

04/03/2017 Lori Duff 0

A few times in my lawyering career, I’ve had medical malpractice cases in which careless doctors accidentally left things in people’s bodies after cutting them open. Wires, superfluous body parts, and the ever-popular sponges, to […]

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Legalese — Standardized Testing

04/02/2017 Lori Duff 0

It’s spring.  The birds are singing, the pollen is drifting, and it’s time for standardized testing.  This gets lots of people in a tizzy, and they want to know what they can do about it. […]

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My Boy Is Sick

03/27/2017 Lori Duff 0

My sweet little baby boy is ill.  He went to school on Tuesday, and almost immediately called to come home from the nurse’s office.  He had a fever of 100.7, which is a number better […]

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Essential Tremor Awareness Month

03/20/2017 Lori Duff 0

March is, as I’m sure you have absolutely no idea, Essential Tremor Awareness Month. Every disease seems to have some kind of celebration these days, some whole months, some weeks, and some days.  Thursday, for […]

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Cupcakes

03/13/2017 Lori Duff 0

If you’ve ever spent more than, say, ten minutes with me, you’ll know that one of my greatest fears in life is that someone, somewhere may be the slightest bit hungry.  I carry a big […]

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The Queen’s English

03/06/2017 Lori Duff 0

I have a semi-well-deserved reputation amongst my friends as being a high ranking official in the local office of the grammar police. It is true that I have very strong opinions about the Oxford comma. […]

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Legalese — Attorney’s Liens

03/04/2017 Lori Duff 0

Lawyers can be expensive creatures.  Most of us, struggling along at a per-hour rate in the double digits, might balk at the triple digit rates we have to pay lawyers. (Of course, lawyers can’t bill […]

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The Whine of the Motorcycle Rider

02/27/2017 Lori Duff 0

There are two kinds of people in this world: People who think adrenaline is fun and exciting and a fresh breath of life, and people who think adrenaline is the stuff of anxiety and ulcers.  […]

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Breathing For Dummies

02/20/2017 Lori Duff 0

Along with age comes wisdom. Also, extra body fat, wiry chin hairs, and an inability to distinguish one pop song from another.  Me, I got an extra bonus – the ability to snore. I snore […]

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