11/13/2020 Lori Duff 0

Of all the things I’ve accomplished in my life, the one and only thing that anyone will care about is that I was on Jeopardy![1]. In my office, I have framed diplomas from prestigious universities, […]


Yellow Camaro

10/17/2020 Lori Duff 0

I am 50 years old and I have owned a grand total of four cars in my life.  The first was a 1985 Oldsmobile Delta 88 with a hood the size of a regulation basketball […]



10/03/2020 Lori Duff 0

“Well we all have a face that we hide away forever.  And we take them out and show ourselves when everyone has gone.”  ~ Billy Joel The Stranger “What I am is what I am.  […]


I’ll Drink to That

09/20/2020 Lori Duff 0

I probably ought to be more afraid of Big Brother, but the truth is that my life is a little too boring for me to get all worked up about who is looking at the […]


Fine China

08/24/2020 Lori Duff 0

My Dad is just now winding up what he is calling his Farewell Tour. “Yeah, yeah.” said my son.  “Cher had five of those.” He is making an up and down road trip of the […]


Day of Silence

08/08/2020 Lori Duff 0

“Think before you speak.” Is there anyone – anyone? – who will doubt the wisdom of this old saw?  I’m going to go with “no.”  I mean, “speak before you think” makes no sense.  “Go […]

jubilee year

My Jubilee Year

07/12/2020 Lori Duff 0

I happen to have been born in a Jubilee Year.  A Jubilee Year is a biblical thing, specifically Leviticus 25:8-13, and although it is a fairly complicated concept, it can be summed up as a […]


A Snake in the Grass

06/27/2020 Lori Duff 0

It was during regular business hours and I was on the phone with someone of some rank, even though it was someone I knew well, and we were discussing Important Business that Mattered. My son […]


The Power of Shoes

06/13/2020 Lori Duff 0

If you were to run into me on the street, or in the grocery store, or any of the places it is possible to run into me when we are not in a pandemic and […]


Chickens Always Come Home to Roost

05/30/2020 Lori Duff 0

They say that chickens always come home to roost.  Now that the Duff family has chickens, I’ve found this to be literally true.  In fact, one day, the coop door blew shut. When dusk came […]


For the Love of Trefoils

05/16/2020 Lori Duff 0

For years, my daughter sold Girl Scout cookies.  That wasn’t the only reason she was a Girl Scout, but it may have been the only reason I encouraged her to be a Girl Scout.  I […]

quilt of kindness

The Quilt of Kindness

05/02/2020 Lori Duff 0

Colleen and Violet were my Angels.  Not the scary fire-and-brimstone kind, but the guardian kind who bring goodness and light and help and possibly a nice snack. My mother was in in-home hospice at the […]


Bast-Et Is All of Us

04/12/2020 Lori Duff 0

My friend sent me, via text message, this picture of her mother’s cat: Something about this cat picture, sent to me two weeks into house arrest via coronapocalypse, spoke to a place deep inside me.  […]


My Marriage Can Drink

04/04/2020 Lori Duff 0

My husband and I recently celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary.  This means our marriage is now old enough to drink. That’s good.  It needs a drink. On the one hand, you could say that the […]


And so on and so on

03/21/2020 Lori Duff 0

Back in the 1970s there was a commercial for Faberge Organic Shampoo[1] that had some All-American looking blonde girl telling two friends about how awesome her shampoo was, and they each told two friends and […]



03/07/2020 Lori Duff 0

The only explanation that makes sense is that somewhere around the age of 70 we go from being mammals to being reptiles and that is why my parents keep their house near the temperature needed […]


I Hate Cigarettes

02/23/2020 Lori Duff 0

When my mother turned 62 years old, in honor of her first Social Security check she threw herself a toga party.  She did not invite my sister or I because, honestly, would you invite your […]

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