Larimore Family Newsletter – September 2011

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Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Broadcasting News 1)   The Burning Bush Men’s Conference 2)   Focus on the Family Program on Children's Health Publication Update 1)   Writing Hazel Creek 2)   Writing Sugar Fork 3)   Writing Guy Talk 4)   The Influenza Bomb translated into Dutch Events of the last month Upcoming Events (more…)
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Larimore Family Newsletter – July 2011

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Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Family Update Broadcasting News 1) Gameplan for Life with Coach Joe Gibbs video features Dr. Walt 2) Radio Interview on 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People 3) TV Interview in Nebraska 4) Internet TV Interview with Walt and Barb on His Brain, Her Brain 5) Broadcast with Walt and Barb about Miscarriage (kept over from last month) Publication Update 1) Guy Talk Promotion Begins 2) Dr. Walt's article on childhood obesity in Parent Guide News 3) Dr. Walt Mentioned in birth control pill article in a newspaper in the Philippines 4) Health Economist article about the RUC mentions Dr. Walt Events of the last month Upcoming Events (more…)
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Larimore Family Newsletter – June 2011

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Here are the contents of this month's Family Newsletter: Broadcasting News 1) The Heartbreak of Miscarriage 2) Busting the Stress of Motherhood Publication Update 1) Your Hopes and Dreams 2) Meet My Mentor of 25 Years: Bill Judge 3) My first solo novel scheduled for release Events of the last month Upcoming Events (more…)
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A Memorial Day Remembrance of My Dad: Major Philip B. Larimore, Jr.

Family Newsletter, Marriage and Family Health
This weekend, many of us will gather with family and friends for barbecues and picnics to celebrate Memorial Day, the unofficial kickoff to summer. But, at some point between the hot dogs, hamburgers, and volleyball, I hope each of us will take time to reflect on what Memorial Day is really about – remembering the American soldiers who have lost their lives in battle to protect the freedoms so many of us take for granted. (more…)
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Larimore Family Newsletter – March 2011

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Here are the contents of our Family Newsletter: Family Update Publication Update The Gabon Virus still garnishing good reviews Events of the last month Upcoming Events Family Update It’s good to be home as we were only home 6 days out of a 30-day stretch over the last month. We’re thankful for the opportunity to travel and speak, but enjoy when we’re home. I’ve been devoting a lot of my time to writing. I finally finished, and turned into ZonderKidz Guy Talk: A Christian physician answers your not-so-stupid questions about your body. I’m waiting to see if the publisher will accept the manuscript. If they do, the editing process begins. It’s a long process and the book will likely not be out until early next year. Now, I’ve turned all…
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Larimore Family Newsletter – February 2011

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World-wide attention focused on Shell in January 1956 at the news of the disappearance of Saint and four other missionaries - Jim Elliot, Pete Fleming, Ed McCully, and Roger Youderian. They had been trying to reach the Huaorani tribe, and had been making aerial reconnaissance missions. When they landed in Huaorani territory they were killed by the natives, their bodies thrown into the Curaray River. Once again, Shell served as a base of operations, this time for the families of the victims and rescue workers. Two years later, in 1958, the Hospital Vozandes Del Oriente opened its doors as the first hospital in that region of Ecuador. The hospital was the dream of Nate Saint, who donated both land and time to work on its construction before his death in…
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Larimore Family Newsletter – December 2010

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Here are the contents of our Family Newsletter: Holiday Gifts Family Update Publication Update Avoid Loneliness Like the Plague Past Articles in Significant Living magazine New Dutch Translation Broadcast Update Family Talk Broadcast on Immunizations Events of the last month Upcoming Events What Better Holiday Gifts For Readers Than Signed/Personalized Books It’s not to early to begin thinking about unique holiday gifts, and what could be more exclusive than receiving a best-selling book, autographed by the author, and personalized to the recipient. Most of my books are available for just such gifts. You can order them here. Better yet, some of them are on sale between now and Christmas. Supplies are limited, so be sure to order yours now. Family Update Finally, our wonderful and prolonged fall fell with a vengeance.…
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Larimore Family Newsletter – November 2010

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Here are the contents of our Family Newsletter: Holiday Gifts Family Update Publication Update New Writing Schedule for Hazel Creek Continuing to Write Guy Talk Nice Review of Bryson City Tales Events of the last month Upcoming Events Holiday Gifts It’s not to early to begin thinking about unique holiday gifts, and what could be more exclusive than receiving a best-selling book, autographed by the author, and personalized to the recipient. Most of my books are available for just such gifts. You can order them here. Better yet, some of them are on sale between now and Thanksgiving. Supplies are limited, so be sure to order yours now. Family Update We’ve had the most wonderful autumn in Colorado. It’s been unseasonably warm and, as a result, the color season in…
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Larimore Family Newsletter – October 2010

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Contents of our Family Newsletter: Holiday Gifts Family Update Publication Update Significant Living articles Nice Professional Review for The Influenza Bomb” Events of the last month Upcoming Events Larimore Family Newsletter – October 2010 Here are the contents of our Family Newsletter: Holiday Gifts Family Update Publication Update Significant Living articles Nice Professional Review for The Influenza Bomb” Events of the last month Upcoming Events Holiday Gifts It’s not to early to begin thinking about unique holiday gifts, and what could be more exclusive than receiving a best-selling book, autographed by the author, and personalized to the recipient. Most of my books are available for just such gifts. You can order them here. http://dr-walts-store.hostedbyamazon.com Better yet, some of them are on sale between now and Thanksgiving. Supplies are limited, so…
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Larimore Family Newsletter – September 2010

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Here are the contents of our Family Newsletter: Family Update Publication Update HomeLife Magazine article Great reviews for The Influenza Bomb continue Events of the last month Upcoming Events Family Update As I write to you, we’re on our annual family vacation. Kate, Barb, and I flew from Colorado Springs to Pensacola to spend a week and a half at Barb’s parents’ beach house on the bay side of Santa Rosa Island. Scott and his wife, Jennifer, along with Anna Katherine and Sarah Elisabeth drove down from Atlanta. Barb and I have been vacationing here since high school, and at this particular house since Barb’s parents purchased it in 1972. This trip will allow Barb and me to rest and recuperate before the fall season of writing and speaking begins. After…
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Larimore Family Newsletter – August 2010

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Here are the contents of our August Family Newsletter: Family Update Publication Update Great Reviews for “The Influenza Bomb” Continue Events of the last month Upcoming Events Family Update This is a month of vacation for the Larimores – resting and recuperating for the fall writing and speaking season. Here are some of my favorite quotes about summer: A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.  ~ James Dent To see the summer sky is Poetry, though never in a book it lie. ~ Emily Dickinson I question not if thrushes sing, if roses load the air; beyond my heart I need not reach when all is summer there. ~ John Vance Cheney There…
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Larimore Family Newsletter – July 2010

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Here are the contents of our July Family Newsletter: Family Update Work Update Broadcast Update Dr. Walt interviewed on Alternative Medicine “28 Days on the Pill” Documentary Features Dr. Walt Publication Update Great Review for “The Influenza Bomb” Bryson City books recommended by the Charlotte Observer Events of the last month Upcoming Events Family Update Barb and I have nearly two weeks at home, which we have quite enjoyed. The summer days in Woodmore Forest are cool (in the 70s or 80s) and dry. We love starting our days with coffee and quiet time on the deck, as the birds and squirrels feast on their special feeding area, which we keep stocked for them. Evening meals are taken on the deck usually accompanied by a light breeze and visits from…
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Larimore Monthly Prayer Letter – June 15, 2010

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In this prayer letter: PRAISES: 1)  Hazel Creek novel 2) RELEASED IN MAY: Workplace Grace: Becoming a Spiritual Influence at Work 3) JUST RELEASED: TSI: The Influenza Bomb (a novel) 4) Our Trip to Italy 5) A New Venue for Ministry and Service for Barb and me PRAYER REQUESTS: 1)  Hazel Creek novel 2) New Book Releases EVENTS OF THE LAST TWO MONTHS EVENTS OIn this prayer letter: PRAISES: 1)  Hazel Creek novel 2) RELEASED IN MAY: Workplace Grace: Becoming a Spiritual Influence at Work 3) JUST RELEASED: TSI: The Influenza Bomb (a novel) 4) Our Trip to Italy 5) A New Venue for Ministry and Service for Barb and me PRAYER REQUESTS: 1)  Hazel Creek novel 2) New Book Releases EVENTS OF THE LAST TWO MONTHS EVENTS OF THE…
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Read the first five chapters of “The Influenza Bomb” and let me know what you think

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Here's some good news. You can read the first five chapters of my newest book, "TSI: The Influenza Bomb," for free, by going to the Simon and Schuster website, here, and clicking on the "Browse Inside" tab. After you've read the chapters, come back and leave me a note to let me know what you think! Also, autographed copies of the book (signed by both Paul and myself) will be available here in the next week or so. You can read the first five chapters of my newest book, "TSI: The Influenza Bomb," for free, by going to the website below, and clicking on the "Browse Inside" tab. Let me know what you think!
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Larimore Family Newsletter – June 2010

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Here are the contents of our Family Newsletter for June: Family Update - Traveling to Italy Publication Update TSI: The Influenza Bomb is out. Order autographed copies. Book Signing in Colorado Springs Dr. Walt Interviewed on Childhood Obesity Dr. Walt Featured on iMOM Dr. Walt published in Significant Living Magazine Workplace Grace released last month Events of the last month Upcoming Events Family Update Barb and I are back from our three-week trip-of-a-lifetime to Italy. If’ you’d like to experience Italy vicariously, and follow along for our adventure and view of Barb’s amazing photos, you can do so by starting here and then following the links at the bottom of each blog. Publishing Update TSI: The Influenza Bomb is out. Get your autographed copies here. My second novel, co-written with my…
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Trip to Italy – Our Last Day

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1. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain 2. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine Finally, we’ve reached the final day of our Italian adventure – and Sunday in Rome is a wonderful way to do this. This morning we said good-bye to Massimo, our host at the Roman Residence, since we will likely be gone for the airport by the time he arrives tomorrow. We recommend him and his four-room hotel highly. Massimo could not have made us feel more at home (and even had a load of laundry done for us). Being a native, he can give you all the tips you need to know. We spent our last day here just…
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Trip to Italy – Day #15 – Rome Day #3

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Rome is magnificent and brutal, painfully historical and modern, wonderfully peacefully and maddeningly bustling, captivating and repulsing ... at all at the same time. To us, it's not nearly as serene as Venice, nor as romantic as Florence, but it is more so than both a showcase of Western civilization. If you're careless you can be run over or pickpocketed. And, with the wrong attitude I suspect you could quickly become frustrated. As Rick Steves says, "While Paris is an urban garden, Rome is a magnificent tangled forest." But, we've found that with pacing and organization, you can love this jungle and find many, many treasures in her. Today, Sunday, May 22, we began our day at some beautiful, ancient churches not far from the train station (Santa Maria Maggiore,…
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Trip to Italy – Days #13-14 – Rome Days #1-2 – The Wedding

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Yesterday, Thursday, May 20, we trained to Rome and then checked into the Roman Residence (where we stayed earlier in the trip). Massimo, the owner, warmly welcomed us back and had our very large and comfortable room ready for us, including the wedding clothes he had kept for us. After sprucing up a bit, we took the metro to a small trattoria not far from the Vatican and spent the afternoon with about 40 dear friends from Kissimmee and Orlando who were attending the wedding of the youngest daughter (Anne) of our dear friends, Dr. John and Cleta Hartman. John and I practiced family medicine together in Kissimmee, from 1985 - 2001, when we left Florida to join the staff of Focus on the Family. Before that, in 1978-1979, John…
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Trip to Italy – Day #12 – Florence Day #4

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Our final day in Florence started out cool and crisp before a drizzle interrupted, but did not stop, our few remaining explorations. After a breakfast of cappuccino, croissants, and fruit, we were off the explore, starting with the Duomo Museum. Many of the statues and artifacts of the cathedral, have been replaced with replicas, while the originals have been restored and placed in this amazing museum that we quite enjoyed. One of our favorite exhibits was a choir balcony designed and sculpted by the then little-known young sculptor, Luca della Robbia. It was commissioned after almost 150 years of construction on the building. The choir box he designed was a balcony for singers next to the organ in the cathedral. The original panels of the box are at eye level…
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Trip to Italy – Day #11 – Florence Day #3

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Ah ... a great night's sleep. GREAT night's sleep. Did I say, we slept great? Anyway, our new room was cool and quiet and comfortable. In fact, we slept in a bit longer than we had planned ... after all, what's a vacation for! Last night, after posting my blog to you, we both had a hankering to walk a bit. We took off to enjoy Florence at night. And, as beautiful as it is at day, at night it is even moreso. Magnifico! The Duomo, Campanile, and Baptistry of Santa Maria del Flore We finally ended up on the Republic Square and found a cafe for a light dinner. We people watched, were amused by street vendors and performers, enjoyed a delicious dinner of bruschetta, fresh baked bread dipped…
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Trip to Italy – Day #10 – Florence Day #2

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Buono journo, friends and vicarious travelers.  And, we hope your sleep last night was better than ours! We didn’t rest so well last night for three reasons: our legs ached (ibuprofen and a hot soak in the tub helped, the hotel air conditioner is not on (it was cold last week and being in a controlled architectural zone, they must obtain permission to change from the heat to the AC), and opening the window let in the cool air, but also all the street noise. Fortunately, this morning, after an excellent breakfast at the Albergotto Hotel, they upgraded us to a larger, cooler, and much nicer room (not that the last one was a bad room at all). In fact, this one is huge. Twelve foot ceilings and the room…
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Trip to Italy – Day #9 – Florence Day #1

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We were awakened today, Sunday, May 16th, for our third bell cantata by the church bells in Vernazza. Packing and saying goodbye to our hosts, Andrea and Franca Maria, we walked up the street to our last breakfast with Jeff at the Blue Martin Bar. There are two things I need to say here. The ‘bars’ in Italy, like ‘pubs’ or ‘taverns’ in the UK, are family oriented establishments. Yes, alcohol is served, but in most, so is a simple menu and we enjoyed all our meals here. Secondly, in his travel guide about Italy, Rick Steves says he has never met an American male who married an Italian female. Well, Rick, you need to meet Jeff the next time you’re in Vernazza. Jeff was born in California, met his…
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Trip to Italy – Day #6 – Venice to Cinque Terre

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This morning, Thursday, May 13, we left Venice early (745 am), via water taxi to the train station and caught the bullet train to Milan. After a brief layover, we caught a second train to La Spezia and then a local train to the tiny harborside village of Vernazza, a quaint and charming little hamlet of about 500 locals - arriving about 5 pm. (more…)
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