My name is Larry R. Kephart and I live in Pompano
Beach, Florida. I used to be the proprietor of LAROKE Microcomputer
Consultants. The business has ceased operation but the website remains.
Personal interests include, hot rodding my '55 Chevy
pickup and '37 Chevy trucks, and defending the United States Constitution. I used to talk at my
parrot Wingnut who never talked back but now he flys with God.
Bio Info Who's Who Biography
LAROKE Microcomputer Consultants
My former commercial Web site home page. The company has ceased
operations but the site is still maintained for reference.
Krash Khronicles Tales of
terror from the eighties when I kept a journal of my misadventures.
Keppylou's Art Updated
11.17.2004 Computer Art graphics of Wingnut
the Parrot and other subjects by Keppylou (My Mom).
Out in the garage with BillyBob
Journal of the rebuilding, and then hot rodding, of "BillyBob", my 1955 Chevy 1st
Series pickup truck (a big-lipped, fat-fendered,
double-nickel, bowtie, Toontown truck!).
07.29.2016 "Deerslayer" is a 1937 Chevrolet
"Open Express" 1/2 ton truck. "Pickup" was still a slang term in 1937,
not yet an acknowleged body style name. When Tony Pascarella put the
truck up for sale in the summer of 2008, I was lucky to snag it.
Rat Patrol Updated
07.03.2016 Journal of my adventures with
"Renegade", my 1991 Jeep Wrangler Renegade (a fun ride that
I've been neglecting too much in favor of Deerslayer).
11.22.2016 Journal of "BettyLou, a 1993
Chrysler Concorde. I came into possession of BettyLou after my Mother
passed away in November of 2004. BettyLou was the last car my parents
had purchased. When I trailered her to South Florida, only 18,101 miles
were showing on BettyLou's odometer. BettyLou was a casualty of the
Obama years, rusting away behind the shadetree garage and finally
hauled away by the scrappers at the end of 2016 when the Krash Lab was
demolished to make way for new construction.
12.04.2016 Journal of "Elvira, a 2017
Cadillac ATS V Series factory hot rod. After BettyLou was scrapped, I
consoled myself by ordering a 464 HP, 189 MPH baby Cadillac. It even
has a six-speed manual transmission. Woo Hoo!
Land of the Free and Home of the
Brave Updated 04.07.2000
My political philosophy. This is where I used to post mini-essays (OK,
rants) on what had me angry at the moment as a form of self-therapy. I
stopped updating it when the Internet exploded with untold thousands of
bloggers who could speak to the issues so much more eloquently than I
WWI Soldier's Diary Updated
08.23.2007 My maternal grandfather, William
A. Livergood, willed his war diary to me. Here resides a transcription
of the "Diary of William A Livergood. A tale of a soldier
who served in the World War in France", as well as period
photos and scanned images of the original diary.
MY DAY JOB!
Larry Kephart is the IT Manager for Vander Ploeg
& Associates. He
began his career as a drafter for a medium size consulting engineering
company in Pennsylvania. Three years later he was involved in all
phases of architectural practice in a medium size commercial
architectural firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Upon formal
Registration as an Architect, Mr. Kephart added construction
documentation to his professional background together with a continuing
activity in all phases of architectural practice.
During his 33 years with VPA Inc., he has worked
on a series of luxury custom residences in South Florida, a series of
condominium and townhouse residences, an industrial park, shopping
centers, office buildings, and movie theaters. Mr. Kephart has also
taken on the responsibility of preparing all project specifications and
cost break downs for Vander Ploeg & Associates. In addition to
his normal tasks he is the M.I.S. director for VPA Inc.'s CADD and data
system and actively participates in the firm's management.