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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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Dried-Up Old Hag

02/09/2020 Lori Duff 0

What my gynecologist actually said was, “Given that you’ll be 50 this summer, the odds of you getting pregnant without reproductive assistance are pretty slim.  So we may want to consider not going forward with […]

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Lost and Found

01/26/2020 Lori Duff 0

I’ve mentioned before that I don’t travel well, and this latest trip proves me right. My son and I were going to Bloomington, Indiana via Indianapolis for his audition for the Jacobs School of Music. […]

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A Jewish Chinese Christmas

12/29/2019 Lori Duff 0

It seems like a poor marketing idea for a Chinese restaurant staff to piss off a collection of Jews on Christmas Eve. Let me back up. I live in the notch of the buckle of […]

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Self-medication

11/18/2019 Lori Duff 0

My friend called me the other day.  For purposes of this blog, I shall call her Jennifer, mainly because most women my age are named “Jennifer” and I know a lot of people named Jennifer […]

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Quiet Burgers

11/02/2019 Lori Duff 0

When I go out to dinner with my friends, it is because I want to talk to my friends live and in person.  I don’t want to thumbtype awkward messages via text or have the […]

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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 […]

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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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