Monthly Archives: July 2008

My Cabin Post for 2008

On this dark and stormy morn I am refreshed at the thought of the weekend that lies before me – yet another strange and mysterious visit to my grandparents’ cabin. Long the site of many of my life’s most cherished … Continue reading

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The Pool!

Come to the pool with me! Hurry up, the pool will be closing soon! Together we can laugh and shout in the splish-splashing sunshine! If we get there soon, you can sit atop my shoulders as we glide through the … Continue reading

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Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Perhaps my greatest pleasure this summer has been the opportunity to read Doris Kearns Goodwin’s acclaimed book, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. Not just another biography of our greatest president, Goodwin freshly illuminates the character of … Continue reading

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On this day, July 21st, 2008, I have reached the age of 30. Looking into the mirror this morning, I strained in search of signs of my body’s increasing decrepitude and infirmity. With some chagrin, I noted the dark areas … Continue reading

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Yesterday was occasioned by a visit from my steadfast brother Patrick, back from fighting forest fires near Big Sur, California. Needless to say, his heroism makes George Washington look like a swarthy, acne-ridden Spaniard in comparison. Here are several photographs … Continue reading

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My Retirement

Today, I’d like to announce my retirement from blogging. It’s been a great four-and-a-half years for the John Larroquette Project. I’ve lived for the challenge of getting up in the morning and coming up with an idea to write about. … Continue reading

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