TV Dinners

02/26/2022 Lori Duff 0

Back in the day before microwaves and an entire aisle in the grocery store wasn’t dedicated to frozen meals of increasing gourmet pretensions, there was the TV Dinner.  TV Dinners[1] were packaged and served on […]

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(th)Inking about the Past

02/13/2022 Lori Duff 0

As it turns out, I don’t have children anymore. I mean, I have offspring, but not children.  My youngest turned 18 a few weeks ago. She’s excited about it.  She no longer needs us to […]


Legalese — Arbitration

02/06/2022 Lori Duff 0

Most of us have heard the word ‘arbitration’ at some point, but not everyone is sure about what it is.  Arbitration is a type of alternative dispute resolution, like mediation, but the neutral third party […]

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Legalese — Why Legitimate?

01/29/2022 Lori Duff 0

Whatever our political divide, we can all agree on one thing: babies are cute.  Babies make people smile, and are a physical reminder that whatever happens, life goes on.  Babies are life going on.  Unfortunately, […]


Knowing What to Ask

01/22/2022 Lori Duff 0

At the risk of sounding more get-off-my-lawn-y than usual, I want to lament the demise of research using books and paper. Don’t get me wrong – I appreciate the heck out of the internet.  Just […]


Legalese — Driving in the Snow

01/16/2022 Lori Duff 0

I learned how to drive in New York, where snow was something that you expected every winter.  People knew what to do.  Here in Georgia, where it only snows every few years, and rarely more […]

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New Year’s Resolution

01/08/2022 Lori Duff 0

In case you hadn’t noticed, it is now 2022.  I saw on Twitter this morning that the release of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” was closer to D-Day than it is to now, and that makes me […]


Time to Sparkle

12/25/2021 Lori Duff 0

Generally speaking, I’m not what you’d call fancy.  If you have the misfortune of seeing me on the weekend you might think to yourself, “I mean, is she going out of her way to look […]


Sleeping in the Dark

12/11/2021 Lori Duff 0

Hello Dark, You’re Not My Friend. I can never remember which is daylight savings time – the fall back one or the spring forward one.  Honestly, I don’t care which is which, I just wish […]

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Targeted Marketing

11/22/2021 Lori Duff 0

As a fifty-one year old woman, I don’t have a lot of use for penile enlargement supplements.  As a person who posts pictures of her dog more often than her kids, I don’t need horse […]


Legalese — Mens Rea

11/01/2021 Lori Duff 0

Mens Rea is one of my favorite Latin legal terms.  It means, literally, “criminal mind.”  That’s such a great image – it brings forth a picture of a brain that is itself criminal, wearing black […]


Full-Grown Adult

10/24/2021 Lori Duff 0

My son is about to turn 20 and I have some feelings about that.  When other people turn 20, I think, well yeah, he’s an adult, of course he’s 20.  But when Jacob turns 20, […]


War Stories

10/11/2021 Lori Duff 0

Let me start out by saying that I do love my husband.  We’ve been married for 22 years now, and I’m hoping for at least 22 more. But. He’s retired, I’m not.  He’s been retired […]

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