No, you do not want to be taken for "a walk in the woods" by one of these folks, lemme tell you!
Go read Larry's blog at http://larrybrody.com and you'll find out just why. Talk about a culture shock. In any case, here's what Larry has to say in his blog profile:
"After having slaved for all too many years as a television writer and producer in L.A., I’m now esconced in North Central Arkansas. And I’m still writing.
Now, though, my main product is Live! From Paradise!, a column that appears in the local Gannett newspaper, The Baxter Bulletin. The column is, in its way, the reverse of the TV series Green Acres, in that it shows what this particular city boy is learning from the country folks.
And believe me when I say “country.” The area in which our ranch is located is about as rural as you can get. To some people it’s the Middle of Nowhere. To me, it’s Paradise.
Every week, as each new column comes out, I’ll publish it here in this blog, just in case there’s a larger audience interested in seeing my world. Since we’re now several weeks behind, I’ll do my best to spend the next few days catching up. Meanwhile, here’s how The Baxter Bulletin. introduced me in my first local appearance:
Editor’s Note: A native of Nashville, Tenn., Larry Brody is creative director of Cloud Creek Institute For The Arts, the world’s first “Media Colony,” near Freck. He comes to the Ozarks after more than 30 years in Southern California, where he produced and wrote thousands of hours of TV shows, including “The Huntress,” “Star Trek: Voyager,” “Diagnosis Murder,” “Walker Texas Ranger,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Spawn,” “The Silver Surfer,” “Mike Hammer,” “Police Story,” “Baretta,” “The Fall Guy,” “The Streets of San Francisco,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “Medical Center,” “Ironside” and many more.
Brody is author of the best-selling how-to book “Television Writing from the Inside Out” (Applause Books, New York) and the upcoming “Turning Points in Television” (Kensington Books, New York), an insider’s look at the impact of TV on American culture and, now, a new column for The Baxter Bulletin, Live! From the Ozarks!
Brody, his wife, Gwen, and their family of dogs, horses, cats and chickens live, love and do a lot of laughing in and around their log cabin atop the forested mountain that is the setting for Cloud Creek Ranch.
Since that time, Turning Points in Television has found its way into bookstores, where it’s doing pretty well. And the name of the column has changed. But all the elements that make living in the Middle of Nowhere into Paradise for me still are very much the same.