Legalese — Mandatory Vaccinations

10/03/2021 Lori Duff 0

These days there is a lot of confusing information on the internet and social media.  The fact that we are still in a pandemic that affects public policy only highlights the problem. One of the […]

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Toxic Positivity

09/25/2021 Lori Duff 0

Is this the kind of creepy smile you are talking about? You know someone like the person I’m about to talk about.  It doesn’t matter what awful thing has just happened, they always have this […]


Legalese — Amending the Constitution

09/18/2021 Lori Duff 0

Friday, September 17, 2021 was Constitution Day this year, as is every September 17th of every year.  September 17th is Constitution Day because that is the day that it was signed by the constitutional delegates.  […]



09/13/2021 Lori Duff 0

If you’re in the market for crapola, you need look no further than my house.  My house is the repository of crapola of all kinds.  We are a department store of crapola.  Housewares?  Look over […]

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Legalese — Porch Pirates

09/05/2021 Lori Duff 0

There’s a lot of trust that goes on with mail.  Most of us do not have locked mailboxes.  The post office drops off stuff in a box at the bottom of our driveways, or leaves […]

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Inbox Zero

08/28/2021 Lori Duff 0

Once upon a time in a land not too far away we wrote letters on a typewriter, using carbon paper if we wanted to keep a copy and Wite-Out[1] if we made a mistake, put […]


Legalese — Take Out Alcohol

08/22/2021 Lori Duff 0

If nothing else, the COVID-19 Pandemic has resulted in the creativity and cooperation of the legislature to create solutions to problems that didn’t previously exist, or maybe only existed on much smaller scales.  Although services […]


Baby’s First Apartment

08/14/2021 Lori Duff 0

My son moved into his first apartment a few weeks ago and I had the great privilege of helping him set it up.  I thought it would be fun to watch him take this giant […]

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Driving In Houston

07/31/2021 Lori Duff 0

Recently, I had the need to drive from my home in suburban Atlanta to Houston, TX with my son.  This is no small task.  It involved two tanks of gas and crossing the Mississippi River.  […]


Look for the Helpers

07/17/2021 Lori Duff 0

Usually I try not to mix the law[1] and my humor pieces[2], but sometimes the world forces me to do it.  I came across a federal court decision which contained this language: “Humor is an […]

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Legalese — Passing a Bicycle

07/10/2021 Lori Duff 0

Now that it is July, the laws that were passed in the last legislative session all come into effect.  Since “ignorance of the law is no excuse” and since it is virtually impossible to keep […]


Legalese – Overdose Help

06/27/2021 Lori Duff 0

More than once, someone was in danger of dying of a drug overdose and didn’t seek medical attention because they feared prosecution more than they feared dying.  Or maybe the person overdosing wasn’t the person […]

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Abstract Pictures

06/05/2021 Lori Duff 0

How something like this gets translated into a picture of my daughter giving me the side-eye is beyond me. My daughter wanted some pictures of her and her bestie to put in a graduation card.  […]


Legalese — What is Drug Court?

05/29/2021 Lori Duff 0

You may have heard about drug courts or DUI courts or mental health courts – what are they exactly?  These are not really separate courts, they are handled by existing courts and existing judges, but […]


Blinking in the Sunlight

05/22/2021 Lori Duff 0

There’s a scene in the beginning of Bambi where spring comes and all the animals wake up from hibernation.  There are lots of new babies, including Bambi himself.    I’ve been thinking about that scene […]

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