Tim Heaton

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Heaton: Nine Southern Sayings for Both Sides of Luck

In 2001, I joined Cantor Fitzgerald in the North Tower, 105th floor of the World Trade Center. For my entire career I was at...
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Heaton: 13 Southern Sayings for a Can-Do Attitude!

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of...
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Heaton: 19 Southern Expressions for This Busy Life

Mr. Blair's barn was a kid's dream. It was a rotating museum of things not quite old enough to be valuable, and not quite...
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Heaton: 12 Southern Expressions for Feeling Blue

The source of the word “blue” for sadness is unknown, but it is a figure of speech common in cultures around the world. Southern Sayings...
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Heaton: Chicken Parmesan That Would Make John Grisanti Proud

I learned to cook from John Grisanti. John opened the Original Grisanti's Restaurant on Airways Boulevard in 1962. It was a Memphis landmark for...
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13 Things Southerners and Other Expatriates Hate About New York

Throughout an often tumultuous 25 year career on Wall Street, there was always one constant: Expatriates from Europe and the Far East would come...

Heaton: Game Days in the North and the South

People ask me all the time about football in the South. Here’s a list of how game day is different. Women's Accessories: North: Chap Stick...

Heaton: The Definitive Guide to the Southern Phrase, “Bless Your Heart”

Bless your heart! I've heard this phrase all my life. Many Southern women use it without ever knowing they've said it. It is an...

Heaton: The Southern Smart Phone

Unfortunately for my story, but good for y’all, Apple has improved digital assistant Siri so that it understands Southern accents. I thought I’d...

Heaton: How to Give Directions Like a Southerner

One of the great, and quietly fading, pleasures is getting driving directions from a Southerner. GPS technology makes it impossible to get lost- it’s...