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Rich: Christmas in the city turns out to be a blessing

Last year's best present was from neither friend nor loved one. It was gifted to me by life. One of those rare lessons that grows more beautiful in memory as time passes.

December 22, 2009 | Ronda Rich | Columnists

Rich: A story was not the cure for this bad storyteller

There is a friend I have who cannot, for the life of her, tell a story.

December 15, 2009 | Ronda Rich | Columnists

Rich: Full moons have allure all their own

For some reason, I've always loved full moons. Every time I see one, I stop in my tracks, fully absorb and appreciate its beauty and then thank the good Lord that I lived to see another beautiful full moon.

December 08, 2009 | Ronda Rich | Columnists

Rich: The best entourages come with four legs

It's true. Some things you have to see to believe. And then, even though you're certain of the reliability of your own eyes, you don't believe it.

December 01, 2009 | Ronda Rich | Columnists

Rich: Offer up a blessing for those no longer with us

Thanksgiving is a time to come together and celebrate a family's beloved characters, the ones who give us many stories to declare and laughter to share.

November 23, 2009 | Ronda Rich | Columnists

Rich: Even the babies of our enemies need friends

Funny how situations in life can slip up on you and turn your feelings completely around.

November 17, 2009 | Ronda Rich | Columnists

Rich: Even when sick, a good hairdresser still steps up

Every trip to the beauty shop is, for me, an adventure in some way. And without fail, it's immensely entertaining.

November 10, 2009 | Ronda Rich | Columnists

Rich: You can’t pay for the musings of this Poet

It wasn't intended to be a long conversation, but I should have known better than that. No call to Poet is ever abbreviated.

November 03, 2009 | Ronda Rich | Columnists

Rich: Carrying the torch of Southern tradition

Sometimes two old souls can find each other and form a friendship that is anchored in rock solid respect and like thinking.

October 27, 2009 | Ronda Rich | Columnists

Rich: A wink may say more than you think

In Belfast, in the stunningly gorgeous building dedicated by Prince Edward in 1932 (he who abdicated), where the Northern Ireland Assembly convenes, I learned why I can never be president of the United States.

October 20, 2009 | Ronda Rich | Columnists

Rich: I'm proudly following in my grandfather's footsteps

The dawn was barely breaking, the morning just beginning to wrestle the new day away from the black night as the train traveled with a jolting purpose from Dublin to Belfast, Ireland.

October 12, 2009 | Ronda Rich | Columnists

Rich: Even in LA, I can find my people

There's nothing like a trip to Hollywood to remind you of the fantasies that grow there as rapidly as kudzu grows in Southern summers.

October 06, 2009 | Ronda Rich | Life

Rich: Even little notes can jog larger memories

When Mama died and the remainders and reminders of her life had to be sorted, distributed and, in some rare incidences, disposed of, my sister, Louise, and I marveled constantly at the historian that Mama was.

September 29, 2009 | Ronda Rich | Columnists

Rich: Let others spend their money — save yours

There is a story that my daddy used to like to tell about me. It happened when I was 8 or 9.

September 22, 2009 | Ronda Rich | Columnists

Rich: For wealthy, dying beats going broke

Poet and I were having one of our hour long conversations. I was driving somewhere, with a wireless piece tucked into my ear, catching up on Poet's stories and sharing a few of mine.

September 15, 2009 | Ronda Rich | Columnists

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Articles By Author - Ronda Rich

Ronda Rich: Thankful for those we dearly, deeply love

An email arrived in the middle of the night in August. It said my precious friend Randy Parks, one of the dearest friends of my ...

November 23, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Ronda Rich's column

Ronda Rich: Stones of life

The honorable Zell Miller of Young Harris, Ga., was raised by a remarkable mountain woman.

November 16, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Ronda Rich's column

Ronda Rich: Little boy in overalls overcomes poverty

The other day I had something on my mind, a situation we just encountered with someone we had sought to help.

November 10, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Columnists

Ronda Rich: What lies ahead for a married couple I know

The other morning, I called one of my best friends. I had a bit of news as well as a piece of advice I wanted ...

November 03, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Columnists

Dixie Divas: Ronda Rich meets a cranky Yankee

A few years ago, a gentleman went to a lot of trouble to write me a simple letter he sent to the newspaper where he ...

October 27, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Columnists

Saying goodbye to my beloved Dixie Dew

The dread of death, I have come to know, is as fierce and unrelenting as a tornado in full destruction mode.

October 25, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Columnists

Dixie Divas: Moonshiners had high ethical standard

When the Chattanooga Better Business Bureau hired me as the keynote speaker for its annual luncheon, the president and CEO was very specific on what ...

October 20, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Columnists

Dixie Divas: Being alive and forgotten

On a day that I was visiting someone in a nursing home, angels (disguised as caregivers) came in and requested I step out while they ...

October 13, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Columnists

Dixie Divas: Mama’s saving attitude did not skip a generation

All my life, as long as I can recall, Mama saved things.

October 06, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Columnists

Dixie Divas: Where the stories begin for writers

A few years back, I was interviewing Celia Rivenbark, a noted Southern humorist and a friend of mine, on public radio.

September 29, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


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