Larry Brody: Live! From Paradise! #172 – “Me and My Cottonmouth. Oh My!”

Nope, this definitely isn’t a rat snake. Sorry.

THE USUAL NOTE FROM LB: From the summer of 2002 to  the spring of 2010, Gwen the Beautiful and I were the proud and often exhausted owners of a beautiful Ozarks property we called Cloud Creek Ranch.

In many ways, the ranch was paradise. But it was a paradise with a price that started going up before we even knew it existed. Here’s another Monday musing about our adventure and the lessons we learned.

Oh, and if y’all detect any irony, please believe me when I say it comes straight from the universe and not your kindly Uncle Larry B. read article

Larry Brody: Live! From the Rain Forest! #1a – “More About Our New Place”

by Larry Brody

NEW AND UNUSUAL NOTE FROM LB: Last week I debuted a new column and in the process made a few comparisons to our “old place” back in the Ozarks.

That would have been that, but:

One thing I neglected to say in last week’s post is that where we’re living not only looks much different from Cloud Creek Ranch, it also looks much different from the way the property did when we first moved in, as a result of adjacent land being bought, sold, built on, renewed, and all that sort of thing. read article

Larry Brody: Live! From Paradise! #171 – “The Old Billionaire’s Dilemma”

THE USUAL NOTE FROM LB: From the summer of 2002 to  the spring of 2010, Gwen the Beautiful and I were the proud and often exhausted owners of a beautiful Ozarks property we called Cloud Creek Ranch.

In many ways, the ranch was paradise. But it was a paradise with a price that started going up before we even knew it existed. Here’s another Monday musing about our adventure and the lessons we learned. read article

Larry Brody: Live! From the Rain Forest! #1 – “The Brodys Keep Dreaming About Sun”

UNUSUAL NOTE FROM LB: For those not in the know, which is roughly everyone in the universe, Gwen the Beautiful and I have lived on the Olympic Peninsula, across Puget Sound (and around the bend) from Seattle for over 10 years.

We live in a resort community in the woods, in a home we love even if it isn’t horsified acreage on top of our own mountain and bears no resemblance in terms of lifestyle (except for woods and the long drive to reach most shopping and services) to our former abode. read article

Larry Brody: Live! From Paradise! #170 – “Grampahood in L.A.”

A Big Thing that Happened in L.A. in 2008…but not as big as Franny Owl.

THE USUAL NOTE FROM LB: From the summer of 2002 to  the spring of 2010, Gwen the Beautiful and I were the proud and often exhausted owners of a beautiful Ozarks property we called Cloud Creek Ranch.

In many ways, the ranch was paradise. But it was a paradise with a price that started going up before we even knew it existed. Here’s another Monday musing about our adventure and the lessons we learned.

Oh, and if y’all detect any irony, please believe me when I say it comes straight from the universe and not your kindly Uncle Larry B. read article