Ronda Rich

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RICH: The American dream still thrives

You may be surprised to learn that people sometimes disagree with me. You may be equally surprised that sometimes I see their point in the disagreement. Sometimes I agree with that disagreement.

RICH: Never throw good money at an old yard

Sometimes, I look across our yard and sigh somewhat woefully, “Too much of that stubborn red Georgia clay shines through.” I think, “Oh, one day….”

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RICH: The ‘Justified’ South

Hollywood, more often than not, gets it wrong about the South in movies and television. When they do get it right, we Southerners are both amazed and appreciative.

RICH: Is it hoarding if you never clean out your fridge?

I’ll eat leftovers from the same meal for a week. Doesn’t bother me. As long as it’s in the refrigerator, it’s fine. In fact, I love leftovers.

RICH: The need for self-control

One of my friends called the other. One of my best friends. There was both urgency and distress in her voice.

RICH: Sometimes it’s too late for public relations work

A few years back, someone I knew ever so slightly died. Though I didn’t know him well, I knew him to be mean, egoistical, and quite a bully.

RICH: Collecting food ideas can be a recipe for a mess

Do you flip through magazines or newspapers and find a recipe, tear it out, then stuff it in a drawer somewhere? And, worse than that, never give it a try?

RICH: The glorious Grant Tinker

Saluting TV legend Grant Tinker on his 88th birthday.

RICH: A reminder of why I love the South

It happened the other day. It’s funny how things so simple can remind us of things so meaningful, of those sweets that are tucked inside our hearts and unknowingly treasured.

RICH: Mama was cool in her own way

My parents, according to the world’s definition of “cool” were not.

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