Posts Tagged ‘spring’

The Springtime of Something New

Posted by melissa kandel on April 1, 2019 in business journey | No Comments

The first day of the month is a fantastic time for a fresh start. It’s a clean, new number: one. Like a mini-New Year’s resolution, you can resolve today to be or do more of whatever you want in its solid, one-sy newness.  As I run my business and watch it grow, I’m finding it more important than […]

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Spring Flowers For the Winter Lover

Happy Sunday! Happy May Day! Happy Almost Summer! Happy phrases that necessitate¬†exclamation marks! The sitch: I got up this morning, had my coffee, saddled my horse (a.k.a put a leash on my 11-pound terrier) and went out into the cruel, 70-degree world, searching for May flowers to photograph for you, my faithful reader. What began […]

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National Poetry Month: A Celebration in Words and Stories

Posted by melissa kandel on April 28, 2016 in Fiction, In the News, National Holiday | No Comments

Long ago one¬†April afternoon, in a library far, far away, a quiet bibliophile, nose between a Longfellow and a Wordsworth, looked up from her thick, dusty book of poems and declared, “We shall henceforth call this month, ‘National Poetry Month.’” And so it was. OK, not really. But that’s how I like to imagine it […]

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THE BLOOMING TOMATO

Posted by melissa kandel on March 11, 2015 in Fiction | No Comments

In her seventeen years of life as they had so far been lived, Abigail Fountain came to learn there were exactly four things she absolutely could not stand: 1. Tomato sauce. Because really what was the point of some soupy version of a fine-enough vegetable? Or fruit. Or vegetable. 2. The ambiguous classification of the […]

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