toxic positivity

Toxic Positivity

09/25/2021 Lori Duff 0

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 giant smile on their face and a super cheery attitude.  Car […]



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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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 […]


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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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.  […]


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 […]



05/08/2021 Lori Duff 0

My friend Michelle[1] posted a stumper on Twitter the other day.  She said, “I don’t get the double zero size. There is no such thing as double zero. Your zero can’t have extra zero in […]


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 […]

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