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 […]


Essential Tremor Awareness Month

03/20/2017 Lori Duff 0

March is, as I’m sure you have absolutely no idea, Essential Tremor Awareness Month. Every disease seems to have some kind of celebration these days, some whole months, some weeks, and some days.  Thursday, for […]



03/13/2017 Lori Duff 0

If you’ve ever spent more than, say, ten minutes with me, you’ll know that one of my greatest fears in life is that someone, somewhere may be the slightest bit hungry.  I carry a big […]


The Queen’s English

03/06/2017 Lori Duff 0

I have a semi-well-deserved reputation amongst my friends as being a high ranking official in the local office of the grammar police. It is true that I have very strong opinions about the Oxford comma. […]


The Whine of the Motorcycle Rider

02/27/2017 Lori Duff 0

There are two kinds of people in this world: People who think adrenaline is fun and exciting and a fresh breath of life, and people who think adrenaline is the stuff of anxiety and ulcers.  […]


Breathing For Dummies

02/20/2017 Lori Duff 0

Along with age comes wisdom. Also, extra body fat, wiry chin hairs, and an inability to distinguish one pop song from another.  Me, I got an extra bonus – the ability to snore. I snore […]



02/20/2017 Tammy Osier 0

February is the season of love, and little children have an interesting perspective on it. This month’s contribution from our little hobbits concerns their experienced opinions on…LOVE. Once again, these are all true. Enjoy. <><><>  […]

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