Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

Summer Is Here and So Is My Note on Love

Posted by melissa kandel on June 20, 2017 in Love, Personal, romance | 5 Comments

Irrelevance—like its more evil and twisted stepsister, irreverence—is a term not often price-tagged to the present of love. But as summer approaches and we flirt with finding our own summertime flings, the word is about to stick like a wet bathing suit to that very topic, more specifically to the idea of love’s most debilitating […]

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Good Vibes Monday: Because Positivity Rules

Posted by melissa kandel on May 16, 2017 in good vibes, Personal | 4 Comments

Each weekday morning I follow pretty much the same routine: Wake up around 6:30, make coffee, add goat’s milk (don’t ask), eat breakfast, put on pants and walk my little dog, Austin, along the shoreline of a mostly empty Newport Beach. I live about three houses from the sand, on a street that flits with […]

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Valentine’s Day Aftermath: A Note On Love

Posted by melissa kandel on February 16, 2017 in Personal, romance | 1 Comment

Irrelevance—like its more evil and twisted stepsister, irreverence—is a term not often price-tagged to the present of love. But in a recent story published by Man Repeller’s Amelia Diamond, the word is affixed to that very topic, more specifically to the idea of love’s most debilitating strain: amore unrequitedare (or something Latin-sounding and ominous). Why do respectable […]

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January 1

Posted by melissa kandel on January 2, 2017 in Personal | 2 Comments

Like Los Angeles and cocktails on a Sunday, I have a definitive love/hate relationship with New Year’s resolutions. Go to the gym, eat healthier, drink more water, be kinder to your friends and family … it’s always a somewhat banal collection of convictions, which if adhered to with any kind of seriousness would probably make […]

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I Finally Did It

Posted by melissa kandel on May 26, 2016 in Fiction, literature, On Writing, Personal | 3 Comments

Dear Friends, Today is kind of epic in the history of little word studio. Why? I published a book. Well, an eBook but it’s there on Amazon.com, alive and well, like a literary embryo floating amid the goop of the Interwebs, ready to breath its first baby-book breath into your tablet, iPhone, Android or Kindle reader. […]

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Try These Unexpected (And Totally Doable) Adventures Today

Posted by melissa kandel on May 21, 2016 in Personal, things to do, travel | 2 Comments

Saturday mornings as a twenty-something can often feel like one of those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books. Turn to page six to go to the gym! Turn to page eighteen to get all your laundry done! Turn to page forty seven to attend a bottomless mimosa brunch with your booziest buddies!  (Editor’s Note: Page forty seven does […]

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A FERRIS WHEEL OF THANKFULNESS

Posted by melissa kandel on March 9, 2015 in Personal | 1 Comment

It’s always important to take a moment to be thankful for those who give thanks. (It made sense in my head.) So, in the name of starting some awesome cyclical Ferris wheel of thankfulness, I dedicate my late night ramble to Emilia Leigh, who recently gave a shout out to little word studio in this […]

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