Tag Archives: anxiety

  1. 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.

  2. In pursuit of (medicated) happiness


    September 19, 2012 by whirlyjoy

    Nana once told me that raising children is all about greater heights of fear and guilt than you would ever experience otherwise.