“No Ray of Sunlight’s Ever Lost…”

It’s been about nine years since my father passed away, and although the overwhelming and all-consuming grief that took over my life in the weeks/months following his unexpected death has gradually turned into something more manageable (I’m still sad, and I still miss him, obviously- but I can make it through my days without completely […]

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2021 Resolutions Check-In

It’s about that time for me to do a bit of an early check-in now that the year is nearly halfway over, and revisit the goals I had set for myself around New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day to see if I’ve accomplished any, or- at the very least- come anywhere close to accomplishing them. Some […]

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What’s In My Carry-On?

Beginning tomorrow morning at the crack of dawn- I’ll not only be 100% vaccinated for COVID-19, having received my second dose of Pfizer exactly two weeks ago- but I’ll also be boarding a super early flight back to Las Vegas, Nevada for a week spent in the desert with Kelsey’s family. I had last been […]

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Adventures in Vaccinations – Part II

I’m in the home stretch, y’all! In two weeks I’ll officially be fully vaccinated for COVID-19- having received my second shot of Pfizer this past weekend and giving myself the mandatory 14-day period for it to kick in. To say I’m excited and elated is an understatement for sure- I could do backflips right now- […]

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Adventures in Vaccinations…

Last Spring, when we were at the height of COVID-19 uncertainty- with lockdowns, quarantines, and mass cancellations/closures- it didn’t seem like there was an end in sight. Everything looked and felt grim, and it was hard to see the bright side of pretty much anything given how much we’d lost and were continuing to lose- […]

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February Preparation

Before 2020, the month of February never really bothered me. Although Winter seems to get particularly harsh during this month here in New England- with those treacherous, almost-Spring-but-not-quite-there-yet blizzards and single digit (or often negative) temperatures- I’ve usually just retreated indoors to cook piping hot comfort foods and bundle up in thermal and/or multiple blankets […]

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Summer- As Seen From the Archives…

The “On This Day” and archive features on social media are such interesting things- moreso in this ongoing age of COVID-19 and especially during the Summer. Although plenty of things I’d posted upwards to 10+ years ago are cringe-inducing- it’s bittersweet to look back on recent Summers before forced quarantines, social distancing and mandated masks […]

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Embracing My Beach Body…

For most of my life, I’ve remained on the thinner/slender scope of body types. It’s partly due to genetics (my mom, grandmother, great-grandmother, so on and so forth- were all on the small side) and partly due to keeping active and eating right. In my teens and my early twenties, staying in shape was an […]

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