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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 the Director of Planned Giving for The University of Toledo Foundation. I am the co-author of four books, the sole author of another book and a frequent speaker and writer on estate planning, planned giving and business valuation.

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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A Few Words About…Healthcare Insurance


A year after his election, President Trump still hasn’t gotten through his campaign promise of the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. Healthcare finance is a complex subject, and I’m not qualified to pontificate on it. … Continue reading

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A Few Words About the NFL National Anthem Flap


I was bored on my flight back to Detroit, so I figured that it was time to blog. I’ll start with the NFL and the National anthem flap. I deeply respect the players’ right to protest. However, I deeply disagree … Continue reading

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A Few Words About… the Confederate Monuments Crisis


Like many of you, I’ve been deeply troubled by the vociferous and unprecedented onslaught of Antifa, in league with their surrogates in the liberal main stream media, against a sitting president of the United States. However, I was equally appalled … Continue reading

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A Few Words About Gratitude


I’ve not blogged in a while, in part because I’ve been weighed down lately by a personal health issue that, thankfully, has turned out to be nothing of concern. However, during the nine long days between the biopsy and receiving the … Continue reading

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Baseball: It’s back!!! But It’s Different This Year


Those of you who know me at all know of my unquenchable love of all things about The Game: baseball. All of the teams are working out now either in the Grapefruit League (Florida) or the Cactus League (Arizona), and … Continue reading

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