The Other Fellow May Be Right: The Civility of Howard Baker

Bill's new book is a tribute to the late Senator Howard Baker, a great leader whose civility brought adversaries together to find solutions to our nation's problems. In the current political environment, civility is going the way of the dinosaur, as many of our leaders argue for the sake of argument and accuse for the sake of advantage. Consequently, public governance has become dysfunctional. 

But as Bill's book demonstrates, Senator Baker's civil life remains a model of what our leaders could accomplish by always reminding themselves that the other fellow may be right!

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WE INTERRUPT THIS MARRIAGE ...

This weekend my wife and I will begin a five month separation. Please don’t misunderstand. Neither of us has hired a lawyer, and we will be sleeping together, eating together, and paying bills together, just as we have for the past 34 years. But we’re going to be separated, just as we are every year at this time of the year.

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REMEMBERING KATRINA

Ten years ago this weekend, Hurricane Katrina devastated the beautiful city of New Orleans. At the time of this tragic event, I was serving as President of the Tennessee Bar Association. 

In my President’s Column in the October, 2005 edition of the Tennessee Bar Journal, I wrote about the experience of Katrina and how Tennessee lawyers responded to it. With the permission of the Tennessee Bar Association, I am republishing this column, “Heartbreak Followed by Action.”

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ZAIJIAN, CHINA!

BEIJING, CHINA, August 1, 2015 - 

This afternoon Claudia and I will board a United Airways jumbo jet for the long flight home to the good ole U.S. of A. Our flight leaves Beijing at 4:00 p.m. today. It arrives in Chicago at 4:00 p.m. today.

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Bill's Books

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Some Assembly Required: A Daddy's Christmas Book
Some Assembly Required: A Daddy's Christmas Book

Just in time for Christmas! Bill’s latest book is the perfect stocking stuffer for Dad! While batteries are not included, absolutely no assembly is required. And it will last longer than a fruitcake!

Bill will be signing books at Burke's Bookstore on Dec. 8th, so be sure to come out and meet the man behind the humor!

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Daddies: An Endangered Species
Daddies: An Endangered Species

Guild Bindery Press, 1996) –Bill’s tribute to a vanishing breed, old-fashioned dads, made the Oxford American’s Southern Bestsellers list. Although written in the last century, it still makes a great Father’s Day gift.

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