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Ronda Rich: Easter connects seersucker suit and book of life

From the moment Tink visited the Mississippi Delta, he began to long for a seersucker suit.

March 21, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich:Understanding how to tell stories with details

While studying for a degree in journalism, I learned the basics of telling a good story and answering questions before they could be asked.

March 14, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Daddy sees the angels guarding the little house

The little house in which I was privileged to be raised - the same one I wrote of recently - needed its annual deep cleaning.

March 07, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Blessings of the little house I grew up in

It was with remarkable bravery that Daddy plunked down $1,000 of hard earned, long saved money in 1956 to buy a few acres of pasture with a large, tree-shaded creek that twisted through it.

February 29, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: 2 Bibles on mantle hold more than Scripture to me

Two Bibles sit, always untouched, on the fireplace mantle in our living room.

February 22, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: In search of good bed during South-North road trip

When we decided to visit the few remaining members of Tink's family who live in Connecticut and New York, we chose to drive.

February 15, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Reacting to a beep in the middle of the night

It was about 1 a.m. when our alarm system woke me up with the beeping sound that it makes when one of the exterior doors is opened. The beep was coming from the front door.

February 08, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: The epitaph for my tombstone may read "That's all she wrote"

When he asked, I answered. Then I laughed.

February 01, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Looking forward to liberations of advanced age

As the years of Mama's life grew long into the shadows of age, she managed to squeeze every bit of good out of growing old.

January 25, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: A holler of desperation in Kentucky hills

The despair in their eyes haunts me still. The dullness of emotion and deadness of spirit shall remain forever embedded in my memory.

January 18, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: If life were fair, I’d have vest full of colored beads

It happened, I suppose, when I was in the fourth grade. That is my first strong recollection of the unfairness of life.

January 11, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Investing in people in the hospital waiting room is not snooping

Over the course of many years, I have spent a lot of time in hospital waiting rooms, hoping for good news and dreading the bad at the same time.

January 04, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: I'll be there if the good Lord's willin'

As the old year spits and sputters to an end and the new one waits in the wings, straining with enthusiasm to burst forth with fresh hope, I see things differently than I have in past years when I wrote this New Year's column.

December 28, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Celebrating Christmas on the Mississippi

So it was several years ago, I was hired to speak on a few occasions for riverboat cruises on the Mississippi.

December 21, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: No more righteous renegades like Ken Stabler

When I was a young sports writer, just beginning an education on the world of sports and the men who made the majors great, I was fascinated with NFL quarterback Kenneth Michael "Ken" Stabler.

December 15, 2015 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


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Articles By Author - Ronda Rich


Ronda Rich: While time changes us, some things stay the same

It was a typical Sunday family dinner, all of us fresh from our churches and gathered together for the sake of being together.

June 27, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Why I never met the late, great Lewis Grizzard

Before our dear friend, Ed Parks, died, he would invite us up to his house in Highlands, N.C., on a Sunday and say, "We ...

June 20, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Thankful for people like Ruby and Louise

On the drive home from a speaking engagement in Savannah, I answered a call from Tink, who sounded fairly frantic.

June 13, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Shouting for joy

When I was child, we traveled to the mountains on occasion to visit what Mama called her "home church," meaning it was the church in ...

May 30, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Songs that tell a story

When I was almost 17 and started my career in media by hosting a weekend radio show on a country music station, I was no ...

May 22, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Ronda Rich: Getting started in journalism at country radio station

When I was 10 months into my 16th year, I encountered the most fortuitous opportunity.

May 15, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


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