Facebook, My Frenemy

04/24/2021 Lori Duff 0

The older I get, the more I hate social media.  That’s an unoriginal sentiment, I know.  I’m not, however, one of those people that thinks social media is pure evil.  It has its uses, even […]

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I Can’t Drive 55

04/10/2021 Lori Duff 0

FOR THE RECORD: if one is driving a yellow convertible Camaro, and if Joan Jett’s “I Hate Myself For Loving You” comes on the radio, it is physically impossible to drive less than 70 miles […]

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Old Lady Duff

03/27/2021 Lori Duff 0

The average life expectancy of an American woman in 1921 was 60.1 years.  Since I am currently 50-point-I don’t want to do the math years old, that means that a mere 100 years ago I […]


Just Say Nope

03/13/2021 Lori Duff 0

Every once in a while I stumble upon a product so life changing, I have to write about it.  I promise you, the good folks at Smarta$$ and Sass who sold it to me have […]



02/13/2021 Lori Duff 0

I can’t remember the last time I was bored.  Bored seems like such a luxury.  It means that there is nothing to clean, your books-to-read pile is done, all your yard work is complete, there […]


Mask Up for Kindness

01/30/2021 Lori Duff 0

If you’re going to have to wear a mask, make it a cute one with puppies on it In case you hadn’t noticed, we are in the middle of a pandemic.  As I am writing […]

Every. Single. Day.


01/16/2021 Lori Duff 0

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but things have been a little bit out of control lately.  We can’t seem to go more than 45 minutes without breaking news.  That doesn’t even count all the […]


Spoil the Puppy

01/02/2021 Lori Duff 0

We have been dog owners for over two years now. Having Lincoln in our house has revealed a divide that I feel like sociologists should study.  The divide is along gender lines, which I don’t […]


An Antedote to 2020

12/20/2020 Lori Duff 0

Well, well, well.  We all thought that would never happen.  The end of 2020.  What a year.  I suppose there’s someone out there who is thinking, “This was my best year ever!” but I can […]


A Time to Yell

12/05/2020 Lori Duff 0

About a dozen or more years ago, on Christmas Eve, I found myself in the emergency room with blinding pain in my abdomen. I put up with the pain for a few days, pretending I […]



11/13/2020 Lori Duff 0

Of all the things I’ve accomplished in my life, the one and only thing that anyone will care about is that I was on Jeopardy![1]. In my office, I have framed diplomas from prestigious universities, […]


Yellow Camaro

10/17/2020 Lori Duff 0

I am 50 years old and I have owned a grand total of four cars in my life.  The first was a 1985 Oldsmobile Delta 88 with a hood the size of a regulation basketball […]



10/03/2020 Lori Duff 0

“Well we all have a face that we hide away forever.  And we take them out and show ourselves when everyone has gone.”  ~ Billy Joel The Stranger “What I am is what I am.  […]


I’ll Drink to That

09/20/2020 Lori Duff 0

I probably ought to be more afraid of Big Brother, but the truth is that my life is a little too boring for me to get all worked up about who is looking at the […]


Fine China

08/24/2020 Lori Duff 0

My Dad is just now winding up what he is calling his Farewell Tour. “Yeah, yeah.” said my son.  “Cher had five of those.” He is making an up and down road trip of the […]


Day of Silence

08/08/2020 Lori Duff 0

“Think before you speak.” Is there anyone – anyone? – who will doubt the wisdom of this old saw?  I’m going to go with “no.”  I mean, “speak before you think” makes no sense.  “Go […]

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My Jubilee Year

07/12/2020 Lori Duff 0

I happen to have been born in a Jubilee Year.  A Jubilee Year is a biblical thing, specifically Leviticus 25:8-13, and although it is a fairly complicated concept, it can be summed up as a […]


A Snake in the Grass

06/27/2020 Lori Duff 0

It was during regular business hours and I was on the phone with someone of some rank, even though it was someone I knew well, and we were discussing Important Business that Mattered. My son […]

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