Hi. My name is John. Among other things, I am The Orchid Thief. Somewhat like Adaptation features Charlie and a fictitious brother Donald Kaufman, my story involves two Johns. John Laroche, my given name and John Stafford, a new name selected for a new life.
Mr. John speaks of growing up Jewish, being forced to convert to catholicism and as a result, selecting none of the above as an adult.
Mr. John talks about the formative influence of mental abuse
Mr. John presents a prelude of a series of stories on how to break a little boy. This is a pretty grandiose way of explaining a crap childhood.
I have no idea what got into me. It’s Friday, a Cat 4 hurricane is bearing down on Florida, and I have decided to move my hosting to WordPress.Com and G Suite.
John writes of his first contact with the Seminole Tribe and why he became involved with them and their nursery. ultimately ending up as The Orchid Thief.