Ghost Tour

06/26/2017 Lori Duff 0

I found myself in Savannah, GA for a work conference and, because this sort of thing is what passes for a vacation for my family, I dragged them all along.  They entertained themselves during the […]


I Hate My Son

06/19/2017 Lori Duff 0

It’s probably wrong on a fundamental level for me to be so insanely jealous of my own child that I kind of hate him a little bit.  Jacob, whose friends are clearly of a higher […]


There’s a Salad in my Bathroom

06/13/2017 Lori Duff 0

    One of the most interesting things about being a parent is how often you find yourself saying things that you never thought you’d say.  There are plenty of sentences that have flown out of […]


Two Sergeants with four legs

06/08/2017 Sharon Swanepoel 0

Two decorated combat veterans, both sergeants, one a brindle short-tailed mongrel puppy of Pit Bull ancestries of World War One renown, the other a chestnut-colored Mongolian mare with a blaze and three white stockings and […]


Wonder Woman

06/07/2017 Lori Duff 0

It should surprise absolutely no one who has met me for more than 20 minutes that I went to see the new Wonder Woman movie the minute I was able, which was actually the day […]


I got me a swimsuit….

05/31/2017 Sharon Swanepoel 0

My stumbling and crazy journey through weight loss, work, love and life Last Saturday my sister called pretty early in the morning. I sat on the porch listening to the fastest talker this side of […]


Mr. Talky

05/30/2017 Lori Duff 0

I boarded the plane with the dread I always feel when required to sit next to strangers.  Who will be next to me?  Do they have the same hygiene standards as me?  Do they have […]


Participation Awards Bingo

05/22/2017 Lori Duff 0

As the school year winds down, we find ourselves joyfully celebrating our children’s successes and patiently celebrating the successes of the other children in their classes that we might or might not know.  Yes, I’m […]


Say, “Ahhhhh”

05/16/2017 Lori Duff 0

It isn’t terribly pleasant when a doctor has me open up my mouth so they can get a peek at my throat.  I have a tendency to gag on the tongue depressor, and I find […]


Twenty-Five Years Later

05/08/2017 Lori Duff 0

If you want to feel old, mark the passing of a quarter century since you’ve accomplished something.  Such was how I felt when I walked into the room of old people at my 25th college […]


Ain’t My America

05/03/2017 Sharon Swanepoel 0

I was at a poker game in North Georgia during November of 2008.  The mood around the table was moody, to say the least.  Obama had been elected as President of the United States.  Not […]



05/01/2017 Lori Duff 0

My son and I have a rule, which is that every time we go to a grocery store, we pick some kind of food we’ve never had before and we buy it.  He always tries […]


Mother Knows Best

04/17/2017 Lori Duff 0

On average, given a wide margin of error, the standard deviation and other statistical considerations, I am right approximately 100% of the time. I mean, I’m not right ALWAYS, and not in every context.  I’m […]


Pollen Season

04/10/2017 Sharon Swanepoel 0

I have a superpower.  I can take ordinary grocery items, like lettuce and milk and Little Debbie Snack Cakes, and turn them into pounds and pounds of pollen-induced mucus.  I can do this without, apparently, […]


Surgical Sponges

04/03/2017 Lori Duff 0

A few times in my lawyering career, I’ve had medical malpractice cases in which careless doctors accidentally left things in people’s bodies after cutting them open. Wires, superfluous body parts, and the ever-popular sponges, to […]


My Boy Is Sick

03/27/2017 Lori Duff 0

My sweet little baby boy is ill.  He went to school on Tuesday, and almost immediately called to come home from the nurse’s office.  He had a fever of 100.7, which is a number better […]

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