Archive | April, 2012

Come What Come May

Any parent of a child with type 1 diabetes knows the importance of living in the present. To live any other way is to focus too much on those things that lie beyond our control. Better treatments. Soaring costs. A cure. But what about that other member of the family, the sibling? For Krista, who’s […]

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A Special Request

Hi there — I’d like to make a special request/ offer to the readers of Without Envy. As you know, I’ve recently published my first novel, called A Lovely, Indecent Departure. It is a story about a young mother who kidnaps her five year old son from his emotionally-abusive father and flees the country to her […]

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Lending to a Wounded Hand

I’ve been thinking of what to write for this post for some time, going all the way back to last summer when I first began to see for myself the dangers of what I will call over-volunteering. It sounds strange to me even now, all these months later, quantifying the effort I applied to finding […]

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Engineer John

(Closure)

The world lost another human icon not long ago. It was in September of last year and most people, including me, didn’t even hear about it. In fact, I didn’t even know he was still alive–it had been that long since I’d thought about him, over forty years to be precise. Wait, that’s not entirely […]

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