April 17, 2022 – Birthday, A Poem by Ryan Torrens

A Birthday Poem Another year gone, another birthday to cheer. Each year that goes by, we hold life more dear.   Each moment’s a blessing, life is just too short. There will always be another argument, another battle for court.   We try not to forget the most...

April 10, 2022 – Justice, A Poem By Ryan Torrens

Justice They say justice is blind. No, justice can see.   But so many wonder, if it’ll ever be given to me? Justice ain’t blind and it ain’t free. For those who are broke, no justice will there be.   Is justice bought or is it a right, For prince and pauper...

March 27, 2022 – Words, A Poem by Ryan Torrens

Words   I am a lawyer. I do battle with words.   But some things are just too deep for words to say. To express our pain, we must find another way.   Poetry has its own language, the language of the heart. Through a poem, our healing can finally start....

November 25, 2021 – Is Your Mortgage Company Ignoring Your Loan Modification Paperwork?

Oftentimes when a homeowner is applying for a loan modification, the mortgage company (especially the big mortgage servicers) will lose the homeowner’s loan modification paperwork and will ask for the same documents over and over again. This can be a very frustrating...

September 19, 2021 – On Visiting New York City’s Fountain Pen Hospital

Most would not know this, but every post I write for this blog is handwritten with a fountain pen. As someone with ADHD, I like to write by hand because it allows me to write without the distractions of the computer (i.e. “let me check e-mail real quick!”) I have also...

September 17, 2021 – Reflections On National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month. Each September, I try to take a little time to reflect on my own recovery. I am at a café in New York City at the moment and felt compelled to write about it. When I first became a lawyer, I was required to attend an in-person...