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THREE SCORE AND TEN!

Three score and ten years ago today, I was born.  If you do the Lincoln math, you know that means that as of today, I am 70 years old.  Not 70 years young, 70 years old!   When... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Saturday, June 11, 2022

WATERGATE WAS THE BIGGEST CONTROVERSY OF ITS TIME. NOW IT WOULD BE NORMALIZED.

This is my column as published in the May 26th edition of the Tennessean.  It is republished with the permission of the Tennessee USA Today Network.   https://protect... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Tuesday, May 31, 2022

RETURN TO RIVER CITY

My wife and I are spending a few days this week in New York City to celebrate our 41st anniversary.  Last night, we returned to River City.   No, we did not fly back to Memphis.&nbs... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Friday, May 27, 2022

REMEMBERING ARGUING WITH MY DEAR FRIEND JOHN

We met over 50 years ago, and immediately got into an argument.  He was a member of the White Station High School Debate Team.  I was a member of the Frayser High School Debate Team. ... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Tuesday, May 17, 2022

CRITICAL RACE THEORY AND AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM CAN BOTH EXIST IN TENNESSEE SCHOOLS

This is my column as published in the May 3rd edition of the Tennessean and the May 7th edition of the Commercial Appeal. It is republished with the permission of the Tennessee USA Today Network. ... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Monday, May 9, 2022

WHAT MRS. GILLESPIE TAUGHT ME ABOUT THE RUSSIANS

When I was in the fourth grade I had a wonderful teacher, Mrs. Gillespie.  We did not change classes in the fourth grade at Frayser Elementary School, so Mrs. Gillespie was my only teacher tha... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Tuesday, May 3, 2022

IS FREE SPEECH BECOMING AN OXYMORON?

This is my column that appeared in the Commercial Appeal on April 6, 2022, and is reprinted with the permission of the Tennessee USA Today Network.  https://protect-us.mimecast... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Wednesday, April 20, 2022

BACK WITH MY CARDINALS IN JUPITER

JUPITER, FL, MARCH 18:  Once again this year, I have flown south during the month of March and landed in Jupiter.  Not the fifth planet from the sun, but this beautiful town in south Flor... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Monday, March 21, 2022

AS RUSSIAN-UKRAINE CONFLICT CONTINUES, A SECOND COLD WAR IS A LEGITIMATE CONCERN

The following is my column published in the March 7, 2022 edition of the Tennessean and is reprinted here with the permission of USA Today Tennessee Network. https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/KNz4... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Wednesday, March 9, 2022

REMEMBERING MY SEERSUCKER FRIEND

He was a best-selling author, Civil War historian, philanthropist, visionary, preservationist, and engaging story-teller.  As a music publisher he worked closely with Dolly Parton, Amy Grant, ... Read More »
Posted by Bill Haltom at Thursday, March 3, 2022