“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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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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A Year to Remember: 2020

JUMANJI! When I launched “Coffee & Chiffon” on New Year’s Day this past January, I had the best of intentions and the most ambitious of goals. This year was the start of both a new decade and a new chapter in my life that I was excited to document on a brand new blog. I […]

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Black Jack and Lady Luck…

The first few days back following a cross-country trip are always the most disorienting. The flying to and from. The time zone change. The pretty dramatic difference in weather/temperatures- maybe even a recent Daylight Savings adjustment to the clocks? It’s a lot- and definitely something I’m working my way through following my recent return from […]

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A Month to Remember: October 2020

Happy (early) Halloween, everyone! I’ll be spending the next couple of days- including the holiday- back in Las Vegas before I head home this coming Sunday, and while I’m preparing to buy some Trick-or-Treating candy for Kelsey’s kids and pack my suitcase in advance to avoid any pre-flight headaches- I also wanted to take some […]

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A Month to Remember: August 2020

When ranking my favorite seasons, Fall definitely comes first, followed by Summer, then Spring- and finally- dreadful Winter. I’ve shoveled my way through enough blizzards and driven over enough icy roads in my lifetime to say that with the utmost certainty and confidence. And although Fall is just around the corner (I say it begins […]

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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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Father’s Day, Friendships and Therapy Sessions

I’ve always been very open when discussing past trauma or grief- particularly when it comes to the unexpected death of my dad- which I had been present for and which affected me deeply. July marks eight years since his passing- and although I’ve since worked through the anxiety and bouts of depression that had developed […]

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