Archive for November, 2016

Thanksgiving Tale: Whale-Talk

Posted by melissa kandel on November 24, 2016 in creativity, Fiction, travel | No Comments

This year on Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for my family, friends and all of you, my faithful readers who’ve stuck by my side as we build a little word studio community together. And though this tiny tale takes place floating atop the icy waters of Norway, I hope reading it finds you somewhere familiar, relaxing by a warm […]

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Wine Wednesday: A Q&A with Goldschmidt Vineyard’s Winemaker

Posted by melissa kandel on November 17, 2016 in drink, travel, wine | No Comments

[Image via Goldschmidt Vineyard’s Facebook Page] On Wednesday, we wine. And what better way to celebrate the mid-week vino-casion (yep, made that word up right now) than by asking Nick Goldschmidt, winemaker at Goldschmidt Vineyards, a winery in the rolling hillside of Northern California, all about wine, his world travels, the vineyards of Napa Valley and […]

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Monday Warbles: Socks on a Plane

Posted by melissa kandel on November 8, 2016 in comedy, Monday Warbles, travel | 5 Comments

Some people are winners and some, like me, are not. I don’t mean it in the professional or even personal sense, I mean winners in the literal sense of being a winner; to win stuff. When my grandma had an apartment in South Florida years ago, there was a woman named Ruth who lived in her […]

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Lehrerboys + Ron Eshel Collaboration Set to Familiar Words

[Image via Instagram.com/lehrerboys] I once wrote the Lehrerboys broke my heart and they’ve done it again. And I couldn’t be happier. Here’s the scoop … A few weeks ago, I received an inquiry from Ron Eshel, photographer to big brands like Speedo, Mastercard, Reebok, and moment-capturer of human stars that shine widely—hello to a banana-tee-shirt-wearing Adrian Grenier—throughout the world or […]

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Halloween 2016: The Funhouse

Posted by melissa kandel on November 1, 2016 in creativity, Fiction | No Comments

To celebration Halloween, I’m posting a short story I wrote this time last year about a spooky, little funhouse with plenty of secrets to spare … Enjoy! – M There was nothing unusual about the way the coffee was poured. There was nothing unusual in the way it tumbled from the pot, dark as a […]

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