Bill's Blog

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

REMEMBERING WHEN THE SCHOOL YEAR STARTED THE TUESDAY AFTER LABOR DAY … WITHOUT AIR CONDTIONING

Yesterday it was back to school for Memphis and Shelby County school kids.  Being old school myself, I can’t understand the school year beginning in early August.  It is too early a... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Tuesday, August 9, 2022

A FULL COURT PRESS: HOW PAT SUMMITT AND TEAM LED FIGHT FOR TENNESSEE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

This is my column published in the July 12, 2022 edition of the Commercial Appeal.  It is reprinted with the permission of the Tennessee USA Today Network. https://protect-us.m... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Tuesday, July 12, 2022

THE JOY OF PEACHES

It’s summertime, and the living is easy... and also delicious.  It is delicious because of one of the greatest blessings of summer … peaches!  I love peaches, and during the... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Thursday, July 7, 2022

THE OVERTON PARK 9 - A GOOD WALK NOT SPOILED

Mark Twain once called golf, “a good walk spoiled.”  But were he around today and played a round at the new Overton Park 9, he might just change his mind.   I live just ... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Friday, July 1, 2022