Essential Tremor

03/17/2018 Lori Duff 0

This is what happens when I try to hold my book because of my Essential Tremor. As if I weren’t physically awkward enough, as if my weird, clunky walk weren’t enough, and my graceless inability […]


Legalese — If a Tree Falls….

02/24/2018 Lori Duff 0

If a tree falls in the yard, whose problem is it?  More to the point, whose homeowner’s insurance has to cover the damage? The answer, as in most things legal, is, “Depends.” Generally speaking, the […]


Legalese — Farm Vehicles on the Roads

01/28/2018 Lori Duff 0

When you think of the term “farm vehicle,” what do you think of?  Tractors, maybe, or combines.  But not your garden variety ATV or four-wheeler.  Yet the Georgia Code has a different idea about what’s […]


Legalese — Fire in a Theater

01/14/2018 Lori Duff 0

The recent false alarm in Hawaii, in which everyone was told that a ballistic missile was on its way and people should take shelter, made me think of the phrase “Shouting ‘fire’ in a crowded […]


Legalese — Notaries

01/01/2018 Lori Duff 0

Often when we have to sign an important document, we have to have it signed in front of a Notary Public, or a “Notary.” What does this mean?  Why do you have to do this? […]


Legalese — For the Love of Latin

12/17/2017 Lori Duff 0

The law is full of little Latin phrases, some of which are handy shorthand in every day life.  Following is a list of some of the most common and/or some of my favorites. Per Stirpes/Per […]


Legalese — Respecting the Flag

10/08/2017 Lori Duff 0

There has been much talk recently about respect for the flag of the United States of America.  People have different ideas about what respect for the flag means, and what is and isn’t disrespectful.  Luckily, […]


Legalese — Executive Orders

09/23/2017 Lori Duff 0

If you’ve lived in the United States in the past 12 months, and you’ve been paying the least bit of attention, it is difficult to imagine you haven’t heard the phrase “executive order.” So what […]


LEGALESE — Funeral Processions

09/10/2017 Lori Duff 0

It is sadly true what they say – the only things inevitable in this life are death and taxes.  When death occurs, it is generally our custom to have a funeral, and along with a […]

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