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Forgiveness

10/05/2019 Lori Duff 0

As I write this, we are in what is known in the Jewish Community as the “Days of Awe.”  Granted, a lot of the Days of Awe are spent with half of our number saying […]

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Vintage

09/21/2019 Lori Duff 0

I was on the phone conducting business with someone who was younger than the vast majority of my t-shirts.  This pup of a man described another person, who I hadn’t yet met, as ‘old.’ “What […]

Don't I look sexy in my trifocals?
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Trifocals

09/08/2019 Lori Duff 0

If you’ve ever run into me at the grocery store on the weekends, you’ll know that I’m not a particularly vain person.  I don’t mind looking terrible in public if the situation allows.  On any […]

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Perfect Peace (At a Price)

08/24/2019 Lori Duff 0

A few weeks ago I went to visit my son in his last weekend at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.  If you don’t know what BUTI or Tanglewood is, let me explain.  Tanglewood is a […]

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Taking Up Space

08/10/2019 Lori Duff 0

At 6:00 p.m. last Thursday, I wanted to make a right turn from Ponce de Leon Avenue on to Peachtree Street.  If you are not familiar with Atlanta, I will tell you that this intersection […]

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They’re Leaving Me!

07/21/2019 Lori Duff 0

I dropped my daughter off at camp last weekend. This was her 9th summer at camp, so it was a familiar ritual.  You’d think I’d be used to it.  The first time she went she […]

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Puppy Sitting

07/06/2019 Lori Duff 0

My daughter’s friends went out of town for a week and hired her to puppy sit their two puppies.  They offered to pay her $100.00 and Marin believed she hit the lottery.  “Mom.  That is […]

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High School Cafeteria

06/22/2019 Lori Duff 0

I spent my high school years avoiding the cafeteria, preferring to eat my lunch in the band room in the rabbit warren of practice rooms afforded by a school district that took the arts seriously.  […]

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The Scorpion Slayer

06/11/2019 Lori Duff 0

I was puttering around, as I do on weekend mornings when I don’t have plans.  Suddenly my daughter started screaming, “MOM!  MOM!  MOM!” in a manner which indicated that perhaps the world was coming to […]

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Larry, Phil, and the Tacky Cup

05/25/2019 Lori Duff 0

Once upon a time I found myself on the boardwalk of Atlantic City, New Jersey.  I wandered into a souvenir shop to kill time and, there amongst the t-shirts and paperweights were coffee mugs and […]

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True Remorse

05/12/2019 Lori Duff 0

My dog, Lincoln, knows a handful of words and commands like “Sit” and “Wait” and “Breakfast” and “Treat.”  He’s smart enough to know the sound our phones make when our favorite stalker app, Life360, signals […]

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Metaphorical Filters

04/13/2019 Lori Duff 0

For purposes of writing this article, I just did a search and learned that one should change one’s air conditioning filter in one’s home anywhere from every 30-90 days, depending upon one’s allergies, the dustiness […]

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Alpha Mom

03/30/2019 Lori Duff 0

I will grant you that we aren’t the best dog owners on the planet.  I do not mean that we abuse our dog.  Not in any way.  If anything, he’s spoiled.  It’s just that I’m […]

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Hope for Humanity

03/16/2019 Lori Duff 0

Every once in a while, I find myself getting down on the fate of humanity.  If you need any proof of the state of man’s unkindness to fellow man, just spend five minutes on social […]

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JERK JERK

03/02/2019 Lori Duff 0

We live, so it seems, in bubbles and behind glass screens.  They may be computer screens, or phone screens, or the windshields of our cars, but no matter what there seems to be something between […]

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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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