Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Pipeline to a Cure

Posted by melissa kandel on July 14, 2019 in Orange County events, Personal | No Comments

I’ve learned a lot by giving back. I’ve learned there’s happiness in selflessness and that even one person with a will to create change really and truly can. (I’m not referring to myself, although I hope to one day be such a catalyst for charitable revolution. I refer instead to Judy Burlingham, chairman of Pipeline […]

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Breana Called Out Sick

Posted by melissa kandel on April 27, 2019 in Fiction | 2 Comments

Good morning, Breana called out sick for tonight. Will you be willing to come in at 1930 hours? Thank you, Terry Jamie knew Breana wasn’t sick. She knew it like she knew that she had two freckles on the right side of her neck and like she knew she would eat a hard-boiled egg for […]

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Women Who Lead

Posted by melissa kandel on March 19, 2019 in business journey | No Comments

It’s long been a personal theory of mine that all women leaders who find success have a responsibility — no, a moral obligation — to blaze their path so bright it illuminates a trajectory for others to follow. If one of us figures out how to navigate the serpentine road to professional prosperity, it seems […]

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On International Women’s Day

Posted by melissa kandel on March 8, 2019 in Inspiration, Women | 3 Comments

Happy International Women’s Day. Here I am … a woman. I’m fortunate to be surrounded in my life by some pretty amazing women. They’re strong. They’re powerful. And most importantly, they exude genuine, symbiotic support for others, the type that can shine a warm light on the macabre shadows of failure as easily as it […]

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On Writing, On Wednesday: The Very First Word

Posted by melissa kandel on March 6, 2019 in On Writing | 1 Comment

This is stupid. That’s the first thing I thought when the idea came to me to write about writing, which seemed no different from a balloon maker noodling up a poodle figurine at a circus side show and instead of selling it to the five-year-old cotton-candy-eater who wants one, telling the kid exactly how the […]

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For the Love of Music

Posted by melissa kandel on March 5, 2019 in music | No Comments

On its surface, the story of William Garrett “Snuffy” Walden plays out like an expertly written drama. The innocence of youth, the tragedy of rock ‘n’ roll, the demise, the about-face and finally, the triumph. But as evident in Up to Snuff, a documentary shown at the Newport Beach Film Festival, the heroic arc of real-life […]

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The Incredible Lightness of Cleaning

Posted by melissa kandel on March 2, 2019 in Personal | 2 Comments

I recently attempted to #KonMari my house to make it a more inviting, simple, joyful place. In reality, I have no actual idea how the method goes (full confession) but instead, just asked myself with every item: “Does it spark joy?”

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Sincerely and With Feeling

Posted by melissa kandel on February 22, 2019 in Fiction | No Comments

As the black crow flies, so too does the luck of anyone brazen enough to steal from the Painted Desert for the sake of a vainglorious because I can. Such a creature of inordinate vanity cannot, by the laws of moonlight and the writs of sunshine, remain unpunished for very long.

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Writer’s Life

Posted by melissa kandel on February 21, 2019 in On Writing | 1 Comment

Hi. Today is my birthday and I’m spending it working (mostly) and picking up an ice cream giveaway gift card for a charity event I’m organizing this Saturday, so that’s pretty interesting. Anyway, in re-reading some older posts on writing last night, one stuck out in my mind. As I depart for the dreary sameness […]

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Romance in DTLA

Posted by melissa kandel on February 21, 2019 in Fiction | 2 Comments

On this cold and rainy Wednesday, a romance (of sorts) brews in L.A.

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