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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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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 […]


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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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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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 […]


‘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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]

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