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 when I can (usually 4 am).

Grits Are Gluten Free

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On the Bright Side

At least there weren’t any orcs on this trip. It took me 29 hours to get from airport to airport, I was jarred awake for a 2 am fire alarm, and my bags missed the transfer, but it could have … Continue reading

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Mama Told Me Not To Come

I have a pre-existing condition. I dislike flying in general, and United Airlines (Stroopwaffles notwithstanding) in particular– see 2016: https://oldhwysixwest.wordpress.com/2016/08/12/i-do-not-endorse-this-theme-park After 2 (two, T-W-O, more than 1) 3-hour layovers (love you, IAH for your work friendly gates; DEN, you and … Continue reading

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Soul Bossa Nova

Feeding my soul like a boss with Quincy Jones tonight while I’m waiting on Thing 2 to finish orchestra practice. Funny. Mention my soul and Livin’ on a Prayer comes on. La niña has finished fiddling around and is now … Continue reading

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Superlatives Squared

We are now boarding our Premium Platinum Diamond Medallion members. Group 1 is now group 6. But nobody calls it that anymore. I got a news flash for people: Can’t everybody be first to get on the flying metal box. … Continue reading

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This is Not That Day

This morning I was working on my job market presentation aka The Antique’s Roadshow when my tablet spazzed out. I quelled my freakout with some plain, unsalted, multiseed crackers, which is the only thing resembling a carb in my post-Apocalyptic … Continue reading

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Books on Planes

In the study of history, it’s sometimes possible to identify the sparks that ignite a conflagration, those identifying moments where history is measured in pre- and post- terms. The tipping points. It’s much, much harder to determine when you made … Continue reading

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