Randall Newhouse

Never one to underestimate the power of comfort and familiarity, Randall Newhouse is a spatial relations phenomenologist. His landmark study, “How far is too far? Trends in housing and building migration” has influenced a generation of environmentalists and real estate agents. His “next door” homes have been replicated across all of Sanity Creek, many of the monkeys tending to build houses next to their old houses.

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Sanity Creek Sock Monkey
Number 11

The Scholars Collection
Number 1

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Spinetta

Spinetta is Sanity Creek’s fastest and most dependable bike messenger. Like lightning, she delivers packages for gatherings, shindigs, and hootenannies, and has never missed a deadline. (Nor has she missed a gathering, shindig, or hootenanny.) Spinetta has front row tickets everywhere.

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Sanity Creek Sock Monkey
Number 10

Guzzi


Guzzi doesn’t say much, but she is an exquisite listener. She has visited every continent at least once. She loves to climb mountains and keeps an impressive collection of abandoned birds’ nests from her travels. When she’s at Sanity Creek, you will often find her sitting by the wishing well, humming some traditional ballad or other.

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Sanity Creek Sock Monkey
Number 9

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ADOPTED

Jonesy


Poor Jonesy. He would have been the valedictorian of his class at Sanity Creek School of the Arts if he’d only shown up for that AP chemistry exam. But he’d been up most of the night at a candlelight vigil to protest the first Gulf War, and he didn’t hear his alarm clock. Everyone calls him a genius, but he just claims to have good study habits.

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Sanity Creek Sock Monkey
Number 8

Peacenik Collection
Number 1

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ADOPTED

Dodie

Dodie is the undisputed jacks champion of Sanity Creek. When she was only seven years old, she invented a series of behind-the-back squeeges that are now not only patented, but legendary in the world of professional jacks. It helps to have really long arms, but she’s also a generous teacher and will give away all her secrets is you find her in a gregarious mood.


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Sanity Creek Sock Monkey
Number 7

Big-boned Gals Collection
Number 4

Ina May Monkey

Ina May Monkey was named after Ina May Gaskin, author and midwife at The Farm in Tennessee. Following in her namesake’s footsteps, the monkey Ina May taught the other monkey midwives at Sanity Creek how to support monkeys in pregnancy, labor and birth. She still catches monkey babies at Sanity Creek, and believes firmly in the importance of sphincter law. Her mantra, borrowed from the article by Skylar Browning, is “Let your monkey do it!”

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Sanity Creek Sock Monkey
Number 6

Birth Collection
Number 1

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ADOPTED

Virgil

Virgil is a storyteller and performance artist. In the 1980s, he created a piece, loosely based on the inner turmoil of a traveling salesman, during which he used duct tape to adhere cold cuts all over his body. (He doesn’t like to talk about it.) In recent years, he has evolved into a more low-tech storyteller.

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Sanity Creek Sock Monkey
Number 5

Les Artistes Collection
Number 1