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WHY THE EMERGENCE OF A.I. TEXT GENERATORS SHOULD CONCERN ENTIRE WRITING COMMUNITY

I believe it is a dark and stormy night for us real writers, particularly if A.I. text generators take over newspapers. This is my column that appeared in the January 27th edition of the Tenn... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Saturday, January 28, 2023

I DO HEREBY RESOLVE

Each year during the first week of January many of us make New Year’s resolutions.  They are a list of promises we make to ourselves in an effort to become better and slimmer people in t... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Monday, January 2, 2023

THE TREE AND THE REFRIGERATOR

With Christmas approaching this weekend and Hannakah already here, my wife and I are celebrating this holiday season by decorating a tree and a refrigerator. The tree, of course, is our Christmas ... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Tuesday, December 20, 2022

FROM INCIVILITY TO HATRED

Incivility in American politics today has reached a level of hatred we've never seen. This is my column that appeared in the December 8, 2022 edition of the Tennessean.  It is r... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Wednesday, December 7, 2022

WHETHER THE WEATHER

One of the many things I love about my native Tennessee is that we have seasons, and by seasons, I mean weather seasons, not football, baseball or basketball seasons, although I am grateful for tho... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Monday, November 14, 2022

HALLOWEEN IS A CONSPIRACY OF THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION

NOTE: This is from my book “Daddies: An Endangered Species”. It was written way back in 1996. Wally and Beaver are now grown, and the references are way past their use-by date. But I ho... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Monday, October 31, 2022

THE DAY THEY TORE THE GOAL POSTS DOWN

In 1955, a Canadian singing group called The Four Lads recorded a memorable song, “Moments to Remember.”  It began with the memorable lines:   The New Year’s Eve we di... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Friday, October 21, 2022

HOW NEWSPAPERS HAVE BECOME A CONSTANT INFLUENCE IN MY LIFE

In fifth grade I got my first job in the newspaper business.  I was in circulation for the Memphis Press Scimitar.  Yes, I was a paper boy!  It remains the best job I ever had. ... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Saturday, October 1, 2022

LAUGHING MATTERS: CLEAN JOKES FROM EDINBURGH

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND:  The Edinburgh International Festival is now underway in this beautiful, charming Scottish city.  It features concerts, plays, street theatre, and a marvelous event c... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Wednesday, August 24, 2022

POLITICAL EXTREMISTS HAVE TAKEN OVER AT EXPENSE OF MODERATES

This is my column that appeared in the August 9, 2022 edition of the Commercial Appeal.  It is reprinted with the permission of the Tennessee USA Today Network. https://protect-us.mimecast.co... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Sunday, August 14, 2022