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About lpaulhoodjr

I am an inactive lawyer who practiced almost 20 years as a tax and estate planning lawyer. Today, I am a speaker, author and consultant on tax and estate planning. In the recent past, I was the Director of Planned Giving for The University of Toledo Foundation. I am the co-author of six books, the sole author of another book and a frequent speaker and writer on estate planning, planned giving and business valuation.

Whatever Happened to the Loyal Opposition?

Today’s politics has not been our finest hour. However, I have been seriously dissapointed by the House Democrats, who have been in the majority now since the last election cycle, but have done next to nothing legislatively except investigate the … Continue reading

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High Times; Peaceful Times

Accompanied by friends, I decided to make my first Cannabis Cup in Clio MI over the weekend. Thinking we’d let the initial throng float in before we showed up, we arrived about 3:15 p.m., thinking that we’d waltz right in. … Continue reading

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Banking a Fifth Third Better? Bank Mathematics Under the Microscope

This is a true story, one that doesn’t have an ending yet. Another title for this piece could have been “Bank Mathematics: When $1,350 + $4,650=-$3,300.” On the evening of February 22, 2019, when my Fifth Third checking account balance … Continue reading

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Wall or No Wall: That is the Question

Whether the United States needs a wall on its southern border is the question of the day. Wall proponents simply point out the macro (most other countries have a wall or partition of some kind at their borders, so why … Continue reading

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A Few Words About… Civil Discourse or Uncivil War?

Civil political discourse in our country has become unacceptably tiresome and practically nonexistent, particularly with leftist liberals who find themselves out of power at present in every place but college campuses. Politics has become increasingly more strident and vituperative, which … Continue reading

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A Few Words About…the Cloture Rule

With all the uproar lately over the recent fight in Congress over funding the government, once again the government is shut down because the Senate is paralyzed by infamous Rule XXII. That rule sets out the Cloture Rule, which is … Continue reading

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A Few Words About…The Distinction Between Wisdom and Knowledge

I was thinking recently about the distinction between knowledge and wisdom. Some people confuse the two, which is a huge mistake. As always, I begin with some relevant quotes, and there are a few more quotes than usual, so stick … Continue reading

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