Category Archives: Acceptance

  1. Good and bad hair days


    July 4, 2020 by whirlyjoy

    I’ve had the same hair stylist for almost as long as I’ve had my children. Back then when my stretch …
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  2. Staying healthy in Seattle


    March 8, 2020 by whirlyjoy

    While Seattle is steeped in COVID-19 panic, Aida’s focus remains laser-sharp on what matters most.

  3. Year of Wonder


    January 7, 2018 by whirlyjoy

    This summer we officially joined our families by moving in together. We adopted the Wonder Dog to fulfill a promise and overcome some understandable teenage mutiny around sharing a smallish townhouse between four full-sized people.

  4. A Really Excellent Fantasy


    December 1, 2017 by whirlyjoy

    My role then is simply to take awe and delight in watching these gorgeous people grow.

  5. Business casual and beyond


    September 18, 2016 by whirlyjoy

    This year Aida has started a pre-vocational program as part of her school day. It’s in the mailroom of the district’s main …
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  6. Heaven by way of the swimming pool


    February 22, 2015 by whirlyjoy

    She looked tiny under the sheets of her deathbed, this woman who for most of my life was a towering, outgoing and whirlwind presence, fully able to live up to the strong promise of the size-12 Irish peasant feet that carried her as she strode through her days.