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Real Adult Life

08/22/2022 Lori Duff 0

Raising children is entertaining, if you can manage to take a step back from dirty diapers, dirty dishes, and dirty words coming out of formerly innocent mouths.  Each stage of the parenting game has its […]

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Not My Job

07/30/2022 Lori Duff 0

In my last column I wrote about what a dream it was to travel with my group of sorority sisters, all of whom are, in addition to being kind and funny and smart and entertaining, […]



07/17/2022 Lori Duff 0

Once upon a time, I was a teenager.  And that teenager went to college and did the whole sorority rush thing and made a whole bunch of friends she called sisters.  Now, thirty *cough cough* […]

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Legalese — New Laws for 2022

07/03/2022 Lori Duff 0

For those of us over, say—45 years old–, if you ask us how a bill becomes a law, we will start singing.  “I’m just a bill…sitting here on capitol hill…”  The Schoolhouse Rock video really […]

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Hotel Rooms of My Own

06/25/2022 Lori Duff 0

Summer is conference season.  Every week in June, and several weeks in July, I am going to somebody’s annual get-together.  It doesn’t matter where.  The conference could be in Paris, France or Armpit, Arkansas or […]


Legalese — Justice Delayed

06/18/2022 Lori Duff 0

“Justice delayed is justice denied.”  This is a legal maxim long held to be true.  Who said it first is open to debate – William Gladstone is often given credit, and he did use those […]


Nose Hair

06/11/2022 Lori Duff 0

It’s no secret that but for my regular trips to the Brazilian Wax shop near me, I could have a second career as the bearded lady in a Victorian-era circus.  I’m so, erm, Eastern European […]

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Legalese — Freedom of Religion

06/04/2022 Lori Duff 0

In my last Legalese column, I talked about the First Amendment, most specifically the Freedom of Speech.  I’d like to talk about the First Amendment some more, this time focusing a little bit more on […]

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No More Children

05/29/2022 Lori Duff 0

There are no more children in my house, unless you count the dog, who is 21 in dog years anyway, or my husband, who has the maturity of a middle schooler, but is actually old […]

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Legalese — The First Amendment

05/21/2022 Lori Duff 0

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, […]

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Good Night’s Sleep

05/07/2022 Lori Duff 0

I have a complicated relationship with sleep.  On the one hand, I find it fun.  I tend to have vivid dreams that I can remember the next day.  I have a bedtime routine that gives […]

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Life Expectancy

04/18/2022 Lori Duff 0

Axe throwing in 1500 had a much different meaning than in 2022. It also probably came with mead instead of beer. I’m not convinced that human culture was designed to last as long as human […]


Rooting for the Home Team

04/04/2022 Lori Duff 0

I sat in my living room watching the 2022 Final Four — what would turn out to be Coach K’s last basketball game with Duke.  It was quite the contrast to how I used to […]


My Favorite

03/19/2022 Lori Duff 0

Lest you think that all lawyers are boring and stuck up[1], the Georgia Bar is doing something fun on Twitter – they are having a March Madness-type bracket of 64 to determine the greatest legal […]


Powers of Attorney, Wills, and Trusts

03/12/2022 Lori Duff 0

When people come to me for estate planning, they have some idea that powers of attorney, wills, and trusts are involved.  They usually aren’t sure what the difference is between them, or, they have some […]


‘Til Death Do We Part

03/05/2022 Lori Duff 0

When my anniversary comes this March, I will have been married 23 years.  This means that my marriage is old enough to drink, though not old enough to get a discount on car insurance.  I’ve […]

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