In which Mr. John makes excuses for his once beautiful blog.

I’m messing with the blog again. Trying to get better SEO and allow for comments again (which last time was a disaster)

I’m working to update the blog to a fresh look and adopt the latest WordPress Features. The videos and other missing stuff will return later. I am also going to bite the bullet and re-add comments. (Last time I was blasted with spam. Wish me luck

Talking Heads – Burning Down the House

“It was once upon a place sometimes I listen to myself”

About the Author

The Orchid Thief

John Edward Laroche (born February 19, 1962, in Florida) is an American horticulturist who was arrested for poaching wild ghost orchids while working for the Seminole natives in the Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve in Florida. The subsequent trial brought him to the attention of Susan Orlean, who wrote an article for The New Yorker and the book The Orchid Thief about him. After the events of the Orchid Thief, he shifted careers to Computer Science. Notably, he went on to work for both National Geographic and the Smithsonian Institution designing school-age learning tools and online curricula.

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