Susan Reinhardt

I’ll never forget the drive, and the first time I saw the Appalachian mountain range’s purple waves while heading up the highway from Spartanburg, S.C. I was raised in the hot, sauna-summers of West Georgia, where the land is flat. more

Aug 1, 2014 12:00 AM Good Reads

The fans in Hollywood scream as popular host Ryan Seacrest, megawatt smile in place, jaunts onto the stage. Among the four finalists competing for a record contract and a chance at lasting fame is a young man from Asheville, N.C. — Caleb Johnson. more

May 1, 2014 12:00 AM Good Reads

Back when I was a young woman with thin thighs and frosted blonde hair, I had my share of suitors. And if a certain relationship became serious, my father led the paramour into the poolroom, took out a cue stick, and offered him the same. more

May 1, 2014 12:00 AM Good Reads

For some reason, my parents can’t seem to let the table go. Sure, it’s been replaced by a gleaming and newer model in a cream-colored wood, but the history surrounding that old dinette set is too priceless for departure or relegation to the Goodwill. more

Apr 1, 2014 12:00 AM Good Reads

My husband and I recently packed the car with enough clothes for a couple of days, and drove the hour-and-a-half to Spartanburg, S.C., where Mom and Dad, both well into their 70s and waiting on Jesus, live in a sprawling rancher on a cul-de-sac. more

Dec 1, 2013 12:00 AM Good Reads