Bill's Blog

JA MORANT AND THE PARADE INSIDE HIS CITY

I have been a devoted fan of the Memphis Grizzlies since they moved to Memphis from Vancouver over 20 years ago.  While I don’t want to overstate the importance of sports, I honestly bel... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Tuesday, May 16, 2023

MY PREACHER FATHER NOTICED A MAN OF FAITH IN JIMMY CARTER. LET'S REMEMBER HIM SO.

My father was a Southern Baptist minister.  He admired Jimmy Carter for many reasons, not the least of which was the fact that Carter was a fellow Southern Baptist. This is my column as publis... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Wednesday, April 19, 2023

FROM 51 TO NEARLY TEN MILLION

On December 7, 1974, I attended a basketball game at Alumni Gym, a then 50-year-old building on the campus of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.  The old gym had once been the home of a... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Thursday, April 6, 2023

A FEW IRISH JOKES

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Posted by Bill Haltom at Friday, March 17, 2023

REMEMBERING THE DRAG SHOW AT MY BAPTIST CHURCH

My Baptist church had men in drag when I was a child.  I wasn't traumatized.   This is my column as published in the March 7, 2023 edition of the Tennessean.  It is republished ... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Tuesday, March 7, 2023

OF SEARS AND SCHOOLS: THE LIFE AND WORK OF JULIUS ROSENWALD

This is my column published in the Tennessean on February 21, 2023.  It is reprinted with the permission of the Tennessee USA Today Network.   The dynamic business Rosenwald created ... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Tuesday, February 21, 2023

REMEMBERING MY HERO AND FRIEND TIM McCARVER

In 1960 when I was just 8 years old, my father took me to St. Louis where I saw my first major league baseball game.  We saw the St. Louis Cardinals play the Milwaukee Braves in old Sportsman&... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Friday, February 17, 2023

CHATGPT SUBMITS A REBUTTAL

I recently wrote an article published in the Tennessean on January 27th, “Why the Emergence of AI Text Generators Should Concern the Entire Writing Community.” In the column I talked ab... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Monday, February 13, 2023

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