Larry Brody: RIP Wanda the Arkansas Angel

NEW NOTE FROM LB
Gwen the Beautiful and I are devastated by the passing last week of our sweet sister Wanda, the Angel of Arkansas (and I’m sure, of the entire rest of the world as well. Wanda’s kindness, vivacity, loyalty, patience, humor, and love were like elemental forces, sweeping over all of us lucky enough to be in her path.

I’ve written about Wanda in “Live! From Paradise!” several times. This usually is the space where I post – sequentially – the articles originally published in my early 2000s newspaper column. That sequence will return next week. Today, however, is dedicated to the woman so many knew as Aunt Wanda. read article

Larry Brody: Live! From Paradise! #182 – “‘Johnny B. Good’ Comes to Paradise”

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 Paradise! #181 – “Look Who Else is Out of Joint”

Just between us…I really miss this place.

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 Paradise! #180 – “Out of Joint”

Where do I go from here?

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 Paradise! #179 – “McNugget & Lemon Chicken”

That’s McNugget on the far right. Lemon Chicken is the fat yellow hen on the left.

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