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Mr. Ronnie, King Of Starhill


A reader of The Little Way Of Ruthie Leming just posted to Facebook:

Half way through the book. Best line ever: “With a heart as big as his head is bald, Ronnie is the kind of good ol’ boy who lives perpetually between his third beer and the question, “Hell, what could it hurt?” Would that we all had a friend like Ronnie Morgan.

You’re right about that! When NPR’s Morning Edition finally airs its piece on Starhill, I suspect Mr. Ronnie will be a big part of it. For a preview of the wit and wisdom of Ronnie Morgan, and a look at the camp and Thompson Creek, where Ruthie and her friends had so many good times, check out this BBC video shot last summer. Anyone who’s read or who plans to read Little Way should watch this, so you’ll know what the camp and the creek — and their master, Ronnie Morgan — look like.

Father Matthew, our Starhill pastor, believes that Mr. Ronnie deserves his own reality show, titled after his catchphrase, “Check On You Later.” True…

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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