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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 he wanted me to say.

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 worked.

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


Dixie Divas: Front-porch sitting leads to pondering and learning

Someone I do not know but who is a reader of this column wrote to ask a question the other day. She had just finished reading my last book and was curious to know, "When these people or situations cross your life, do you take notes of what you're learning from them?"

September 22, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Melody Southern words make in a sentence

It has taken a while, but I have come to know writers are shaped dramatically by the places from which we come. Those places - the ones we call home - are the underlining, unsung melody to our words. It enlivens the compositions we create.

September 15, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Dixie Divas: Handy preacher comes to my rescue

A much appreciated kindness was given to me a few months ago. Someone recognized my need for help and made a big effort to give it to me.

September 01, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Ronda Rich's column


Dixie Divas: Living after being orphaned as an adult

No one, regardless of how old we are, likes to be an orphan.

August 25, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Ronda Rich's column


Dixie Divas: Hollywood errs in facts once again

It was a rare, precious afternoon for me.

August 18, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Ronda Rich's column


Dixie Divas: Some old things are new again

In my childhood home, I did not grow up surrounded with literature or commercial novels.

August 11, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Ronda Rich's column


Dixie Divas: Southern people stick together

After having dinner with friends, David and Kim, we were leaving the restaurant when someone noticed a placard directing a group toward a reserved room.

August 04, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Ronda Rich's column


Dixie Divas: Knitting together the yarns of my life

Something the other day took me back to a time.

July 28, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Ronda Rich's column


Pickup truck sets me free finally

On a plane headed out west to Phoenix, I sat beside a very nice man who was flying to a job interview. It was for a bank job, I remember.

July 21, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Ronda Rich's column


Dixie Divas: Coaches and teachers worthy of flattery

During my youthful days, I was too young to fully grasp the education I was receiving. That's typical of most teenagers I suppose.

July 14, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Ronda Rich's column


Dixie Divas: Setting aside enough money for my own burial

My long-suffering and ever faithful people spent their lives toiling while looking forward to heavenly rest when death finally called.

July 07, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Ronda Rich's column


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Articles By Author - Ronda Rich


Ronda Rich: Clyde was more than just the school janitor

The elementary school in which I received my first- through sixth-grade learning was a long, straight brick building with cement steps; an auditorium with heavy ...

January 16, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Natural storyteller Grant Tinker is now gone

Editor's note: This is the first part of a two-part series.

January 09, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Goodbye to Grant Tinker

Editor's note: This is the first part of a two-part series.

January 02, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Power of spending Christmas at home with family

As a child growing up, Christmas was pure joy and delight.

December 19, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Positive aspects of staying in bed all morning

As I see it, because I've studied quite a bit on this, my day goes off the rails pretty much as soon as I ...

December 12, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Smells of pinto beans, collard greens and cornbread

My sister said once that she doesn't really like pinto beans because when she was growing up, Mama cooked a pot three or four ...

December 05, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


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