Larry Brody: ‘Our Friendly Neighborhood House Ghosts’

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.

Live! From Paradise! #4
by Larry Brody

A lot of people have asked how I got to Central Arkansas. Usually I say, “By truck.” read article

Larry Brody: ‘Live! From Paradise! #3’ – Fred & Dead

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

In many ways, the ranch was paradise. But it was a paradise we had to keep on earning. Here’s another Monday musing about our adventure and the lessons we learned.

By Larry Brody

One day as my wife Gwen the Beautiful and I were leaving the ranch to drive into town we noticed a couple of trucks pulled over at the side of the road. Several people were standing around and when one of them saw us he waved and called out. “You missing your dog?” read article

Larry Brody: “She Loves Me!” Um, Maybe…kinda…sorta?

NOTE FROM LB: From the summer of 2002 to  the spring of 2010, Gwen the Beautiful and I lived on Cloud Creek Ranch, our property in the Ozarks about 15 minutes south of Yellville, Arkansas, population roughly 1200.

In many ways, Cloud Creek was paradise. But it was a paradise we had to keep on earning. Here’s another Monday musing about how our adventure, and the lessons we learned.

Live! From Paradise! #2
By Larry Brody

I’ve spent a lot of time in the woods this past week, cutting down saplings and trimming the cedars that surround Cloud Creek Ranch’s Original Settlers’ Cabins. The result is about an acre of wood that used to be vertical but now lies horizontally on the ground, exposing beautiful flat rock steps leading up to a ridge of caves. When I’m done this will be a terrific area to loaf in, and maybe build a tree house. For now, what I’m doing is the perfect way to stop thinking about all the “important” things and relax. read article

Larry Brody: “Live! From Paradise! #1”

NOTE FROM LB: From the summer of 2002 to  the spring of 2010, Gwen the Beautiful and I lived in the Ozarks, on a little ranch that covered a good portion of a not very tall mountain about 15 miles south of a town called Yellville, Arkansas, population roughly 1200.

We’d gone to Arkansas because Harry Thomason, with whom I’d worked on the series The Fall Guy back in the ’80s had always insisted “Arkansas is the most beautiful state in the union. It’s the perfect place to retire.”

Another thing he’d insisted back then was that his best friend and at the time the governor of Arkansas, a guy named Bill Clinton, “is going to be President someday, you’ll see.” read article