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.

Dopplenämer

You ever share your name with someone? (Not you George, George, or George Foreman, Junior, or T’Boy). Laura was the 11th most popular name in 1968 (thanks, Dr. Zhivago) and the 14th most popular name in 1985, no doubt thanks … Continue reading

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The Call is Coming from Inside the House

It’s coming from the refrigerator, to be specific. If this is what it’s like to be an alcoholic, then thank God I’m not one. I’d be living under a bridge for sure. What’s the methadone equivalent for sugar?

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Curiousity and Learning

I’m a lifetime learner, but apparently I need some remedial education on curiousity. For instance, I never should have tried the sausage burrito sold out of a shack next to my office building. They have homemade salsa, which creates a … Continue reading

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My Own Private Wormhole

You can’t get there from here. It’s an old joke, but all too true for me. I’ve visited Jack’s Peak Park at least 6 times, but never by the same route, despite the fact that there’s only 1 road to … Continue reading

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I’ve Had Worse

Is there more faint praise than I’ve Had Worse? It’s only Tuesday at 6:56 am, and that’s this week’s assessment– I’ve had worse. (Way, way, way worse.)  Nothing bad’s happening, just an accumulation of adulting that sucks the joy from the … Continue reading

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Contempt of Convertible

65 and sunny. My car was made for days like this. I drop the top every chance I get, but am amazed by the number of convertibles I see with the lid on. Maybe they spent a lot of time … Continue reading

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No Grits, No Andouille, No Problem

TGFA (Thank God For Amazon). You can buy just about everything online. I’m ambivalent about it, though. I think Amazon is a great example of not only what is great about America (innovation, individualization, free market) but also what concerns … Continue reading

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