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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, […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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The Quaint City of Monroe

11/23/2018 Joshua Walker 0

I may have been born in Lawrenceville, but another city holds the title of “home” in my heart. Monroe, Georgia has been my hometown for the past twelve years, and its riveting culture and diverse […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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30 Years Later

08/18/2018 Lori Duff 0

It had to be 1982, which would have made me 12, when my parents went off, perfumed, cologned, and dressed up, to their 20th high school reunion.  They came back later that evening in a […]

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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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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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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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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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