Larry’s Corner

Larry’s Corner

A Trickle of Time and Water

Life in the south of France slows down to the pace of a 300-year-old canal.The church steeple in the village of Montesquieu-Lauragais in the Haute Garonne of France’s Midi-Pyrénées has stood for hundreds of years. From its perch above the gently recumbent wheat and sunflower fields caressing the Canal du Midi it has seen scourges,

Added on November 02, 2005

Tranquility in Manhattan

Bryant Park has become New York City to me. When I was in college in the 1970s New York City was Greenwich Village, where I’d visit and hang out about once a quarter with my brother who lived on MacDougal Street below Houston, then later Thompson above Bleeker. In the 80s and 90s I hardly visited New York at all

Added on September 16, 2005

The Nature of History

Larry reflects on his recent visit to the World Trade Center site.
This summer I spent a week in New York, and one sunny day I had a couple of hours between meetings and took the number 9 subway from Midtown to the World Trade Center.

Added on August 28, 2004

The Cycle of Life

Larry takes his youngest daughter on her first bike ride, and reconnects his links with the past.
The other day I left the office later than I liked, but still earlier than usual. I had a date with an almost-four-year-old to take her out on her new bike before dinner. I knew she was excited to get on her wheels for the first time,

Added on May 19, 2004

Our Changing World

A good friend passed through town the other day and we met over lunch to catch up on lost time. I first met Gary McCue in 1989 in Lhasa, Tibet, when James O’Reilly and I, along with Marybeth Bond, were traveling around the former forbidden world. Gary was a guide wise in the ways of Tibet and other Himalayan countries,

Added on May 06, 2004