All You Need Is Love

By Paul Hogan On February 14 every year we celebrate a day dedicated to love – Valentine’s Day. Of course, we all recognize the concept that if you want to be loved, first you must give love. You know, the pay it forward concept. My older sister Margie passed...

It’s a Miracle

By Paul Hogan I walked into the extended stay motel, it’s early December, it’s cold and it’s dark. There are a lot of service/industrial type trucks of all sizes in the parking lot with mainly men in work clothes coming in and out at the end of a workday. I enter a...

Trial: The Good The Bad and the Ugly

By Paul Hogan At the end of a book I’m reading the author tells the story of how 20 years before, as a young man he got into a bar fight. His opponent broke the glass pitcher against his face cutting him deeply and causing the blood to flow. He needed immediate...

Bulls and Lions and Lawyers . . . Oh My!

By Paul Hogan “You know why everyone thinks that all lawyers are backstabbing, bloodsucking scumbags? ‘Cause they are!”    – Erin Brockovich ‘Cause, I am one, a lawyer that is, although I prefer to think not a backstabbing, bloodsucking scumbag, I...

And thats the way it should be

Babies, toddlers, preschool kids, elementary, middle, high school and probably most college students are all in the beginning of life. They will probably never read a word I’ve written or care. They are busy living their lives. The good news is that’s the way it...

150 Years of the Chisholm Trail

By Paul Hogan OMG! Almost two months of 2019 is already gone, gone, gone. My mind sharply focuses that I had better start working on my New Year’s resolutions. My mind un-focus’s and asks, what should I write about? The first thought is always about me, and of course,...

Meet Your Family

By Paul Hogan Meet your family – Did you know? Every time you talk to someone at my office; every time a service is provided; a phone call is made to you; a letter to an insurance company goes out; any one of the checklist items we use to handle your claim (as quick...

Paul, Paul, Paul

By Paul Hogan When I have someone injured in a motor vehicle accident, who has asked for my help, one of the first things I do is give them a blue bag.  I tell them that I had these blue bags made especially for my clients. It is insulated so that they can put a...

An American Mutt: My Heritage

By Paul Hogan In this post, I would like to honor my Irish heritage and the Hogan name. As I have written before my great-grandparents, James and Johanna Hogan, immigrated from Ireland.  I have been raised with the Hogan name in various forms. There was the great...