Larry Brody: Live! From Paradise! #202 – “Making It”

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

“Fluff in Writing”

Derek Haines talks about the dreaded F word and how to – ulp – wipe it away.

And no, it has nothing to do with pillows or pleasing your partner. It’s our readers we’re talking about pleasing now.

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Your Guide to Success: Goals You’ll Achieve

You can’t succeed without having goals…and achieving them. This article from Porch.Com tells us all about it.

by Daniela Gonzalez

Learn to learn

The benefits of learning new things are plentiful, whether for a hobby or work. While it can be hard to learn something new, the farther you come, the more motivated you will become, which will bleed into other aspects of life. Your brain will be healthier. All this will improve your outlook and make you happier. read article

Larry Brody: Live! From Paradise! #201 – “I Want to Dream”

The stuff that dreams are made of? Or nightmares?

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! #200 – “Ice Storm Part 3”

The Annex, complete with melted snow and the firepit that made life a different kind of hell

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