Jim Porter: Twas the day after Christmas

Jim PorterSpecial to the Sun

TRUCKEE/TAHOE, Calif. andamp;#8212;And all through the firm,Not a lawyer was stirring,We all felt infirm.The cookies and candies and andamp;#8216;nog we did sip,And stuffed our big tummies andamp;#8216;til pants would not zip.The staff brought in carrots and celery galoreWe all made a vow that weandamp;#8217;d eat nothing more.Oh, the pounds made the scales tip to numbers way highBut the sure Scales of Justice so steady did lie.We dove into desktops with papers sky high,The contracts and phone calls we could not deny.andamp;#8216;Tis painful to sit when the stomach does ache,Then someone walks in with another cream cake!The smiles and laughter and good hearty cheer,Make everyone thankful we live and work here.Dear Truckee and Tahoe and regions nearby,With scenery, friendship and sports that apply,You make us feel young, at least in our hearts.And suddenly we realize, weandamp;#8217;re really quite smart.We picked the best place on this beautiful planetTo set up our lives, who better could plan it?Our group of attorneys and loyal employeesAre sturdy and strong like a forest of pine trees.I get paid by the word, so Iandamp;#8217;ll continue along, andamp;#8216;Til the editor pulls the plug and gets out the gong. I know what you are writing on your personal blog: Hey Porter olandamp;#8217; boy andamp;#8212; donandamp;#8217;t give up your day job.Weandamp;#8217;ll see you around; first weandamp;#8217;ll hail loud and clear,Seasonandamp;#8217;s Greeting to All and a Happy New Year!Jim Porter is not a poet. He is an attorney with Porter Simon, with offices in Truckee, South Lake Tahoe, Incline Village and Reno. He is a mediator and was the Governor’s appointee to the Fair Political Practices Commission and McPherson Commission, both involving election law and the Political Reform Act. He may be reached at or at the firmandamp;#8217;s website

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