Re: Character reference, Larry M
To whom it may concern:
I take great pleasure in providing a character reference for my dear friend Larry M. Larry and I have been friends and in regular contact since we met in Washington, DC over 25 years ago. 13 years ago he and his companion, Mary, introduced me to my wife, Rebecca. As in all matters involving Larry, it turned out very well.
I've not had business or financial dealings with Larry but from the sidelines I've observed him handle many transactions and have come to admire his competence both with money and with people. He is open in his relationships, business or personal, straightforward and honest. He is an able man who usually succeeds in whatever he undertakes. If there are complications he will work them out to the best of his ability, to everyone's satisfaction.
Two very remarkable traits are his commitment to public service and the phenomenal number of friends and acquaintances he has made here and abroad. As a highly respected journalist with the National Observer and the National Journal he developed an expertise in Middle Eastern and environmental affairs that made him well worth listening to. In his company, on many occasions right up to the present, I've had the rare privilege of meeting others worth listening to and learning from them.
I can't begin to name all the causes Larry has contributed generously to over the years with his time, leadership skills and money. They span the range from international peace to community theater. But I do know that once he commits, Larry is often the one they choose to run the show.
People gravitate to Larry and why shouldn't they - he shows one and all respect, entertains them with a masterful sense of humor, and gives a great deal more than he takes. The truth is, he loves people and enjoys their company. And they love him back.
I've learned much from my friend, Larry, but especially this, that a friend can be trusted to be who he is and depended upon through thick and thin. This is a person I would want at my side under any circumstances. I commend him, sincerely and enthusiastically, to anyone who asks my opinion.