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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.  […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Reptiles

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 […]

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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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