POST #8: MAY 7, 2016: A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE
I run my life and my practice using the “Popeye the Sailorman” philosophy. In other words, “I yam what I yam and that’s all that I yam,” no more, no less. Or, to put it another way, “What you see is what you get.”
One of my closest friends in the Bar has exactly the same philosophy, my good friend, Paul Whetstone, of the Hamblen County (Morristown, Tennessee) Bar.
What you get with Paul is the straight, unvarnished truth: no soft-sell and no b.s.
I was reminded of that when we had occasion to talk over coffee during arraignment day yesterday in Greene County Criminal Court. Paul’s attitude about life, morality, and people in general is almost a perfect fit with mine. We were discussing some topics that were “near and dear” to our hearts, and, usually, Paul and I are 100% spot on.
It is very rare that you have any true friends in the practice of law….Paul is, and always will be, one of mine.