Author Archives: Laura Alford, PhD

About Laura Alford, PhD

I'm a recent graduate of LSU (PhD in Accounting). In addition to academic research, I also write fiction on Tuesday nights with the Asilomar Writers.

Space: The Final Frontier

Day t+8 of the COVID19 quarantine. Real estate in Monterey, CA, is at a premium; ergo most houses are small in square footage. Normally, this isn’t a problem for me because I don’t spend a lot of time in my … Continue reading

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Shelter at Home

Day t-1. I broke my wine opener. The corkscrew got stuck and snapped off. Not an auspicious beginning to my quarantine party. Monterey County has issued a “shelter in place” order. I’m fortunate to be able to work from home, … Continue reading

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Big, Little World

I’m not sure what to think about the novel corona virus going around the globe like a case of HSV2 at Coachella. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of people who will be glad to tell me what to … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s wall was on Jeopardy and I didn’t remember anything about it, history minor notwithstanding. So, I looked it up. A.D. 122. The Romans are in Britannia and want to keep the Barbarians out. So they built a wall. The … Continue reading

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Mercredi des Cendres

When I was a kid growing up in the mostly Protestant, rural edge of northwest Louisiana, we didn’t get out of school for Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday for the non-Francophiles). I’m not sure when colleges and universities began making it … Continue reading

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Swimming Lessons

#1 – A second is a long damn time. 2 seconds might as well be forever. #2 – The 400 IM is marginally worse than the 200 Fly in short course and exponentially worse in long course. #3 – It’s … Continue reading

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DelRey Chronicles

It’s a Long, Hard Journey Home perfectly expresses the sentiment of the series which follows ex-priest Jeremiah DelRey as he travels across the country thwarting demons and delaying the Apocalypse. These stories have rattled around in my head since 2011. … Continue reading

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