If you've ever fallen in love with a place while on vacation and wondered what it would be like to live there for more than a usual vacation's worth of time, you're my reader. Step right into a vicarious travel experience as Larry Lawyer and I try to make ourselves at home in Provence. Stay with us -- we've got a virtual guest room -- as we spend a month in each of four consecutive years in the pretty, medieval town of L'Isle sur la Sorgue - pronounced 'Leel sur la Sorg' - in the heart of Provence." Don't worry if you can't speak or understand French. Hang out with us for a while and you'll speak it as badly as we do.

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I am not a saint; I’m you.

Sep 20, 2012

Before Random House published it, five major publishers turned down Intensive Care, my book about bringing up a child with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. They thought the mother was "unsympathetic." She said the f-word.

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Abortion: Your voices, Pro and Con

Sep 28, 2013

I asked parents of boys with DMD to speak candidly about whether or not you would have an abortion at ten months if you knew that your child would have DMD.

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Would you abort?

Sep 07, 2013

If you were contemplating getting pregnant again, would you want to take advantage of prenatal testing to learn if your fetus was male and had DMD?

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Crazy #2

May 15, 2013

Crazy is normal when you're trying to save your child's life.
Read Crazy #1 first!

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Crazy #1

Apr 11, 2013

How crazy can you get when you’re trying to save your child’s life? Crazy enough to go to a spirit healer? It was 1972. Peter was eight years old. He had moved to a wheelchair the year before, the same year that I read a book called Healing Hands. The book told the story of an Englishman, George Chapman, apparently an ordinary fireman in the Aylesbury Fire Brigade. Mr. Chapman was experimenting with the paranormal when he discovered that he was able to go into a trance and channel the healing powers of a London surgeon named Dr. Lang.

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YOUR BLOGS ABOUT SOCIAL ISOLATION yield a harvest of good ideas.

Mar 21, 2013

In my last blog, I asked parents of sons with DMD to suggest ways in which they helped their children to participate in more activities where they could interact with physically "normal" children.

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Social Isolation: A tale of two boys, and a pop quiz for you

Feb 27, 2013

Throughout Peter’s childhood, especially when DMD began to slow him down, I wracked my brains trying to help him find friends and activities. What he didn’t have were “outside friends.”

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Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy

Nov 16, 2012

The cure for DMD and the cure for social isolation go hand in hand.

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One Day at a Time

Sep 27, 2012

When you get overwhelmed and depressed thinking about the future, here's a way to go sane.

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