Author Archives: Dan

One Fine Nantucket Day

16 Oct 2018 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

. In the 1996 romantic comedy, One Fine Day, titled for the 1963 Chiffons song by the same name, the captivating Michelle Pfeiffer and George Clooney collide in what turns out to be, in fact, one fine day. As some playful antics unfold, Clooney’s Jack Taylor informs his young daughter, “That’s one of the advantages of being an adult. You get to act […]

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A Nantucket Dogs Life

02 Oct 2018 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

. In his best-selling novel, “Whispers,” Dean Koontz sums up the giant hole left when you lose the family pup. “Once you have had a wonderful dog,” Koontz concludes, “a life without one, is a life diminished.” We lost our beloved 12-year old dog Coco this month and there is no doubt our life and our family […]

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Staycation on Nantucket

18 Sep 2018 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

. Henry David Thoreau beautifully summarized the mysterious transition of our frenetic summer pace into the shockingly quieter fall days. “Summer,” he concluded, “passes into autumn in some unimaginable point of time, like the turning of a leaf.” September tiptoes into Nantucket and is greeted by the locals as an old friend. Those of us who […]

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Simple Pleasures on Nantucket

04 Sep 2018 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

.There are some cult favorite movie classics that bring a smile to your face when you simply recall the hero or heroine. Forrest Gump, Annie, Mary Poppins…and Ferris Bueller. In the 1986 wildly popular flick that’s a hilarious accounting of what happens when a precocious teenager takes a “day off” from school, Matthew Broderick playing Ferris gives us permission […]

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Nantucket – Ever Changing

21 Aug 2018 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

. In the 2015 hit film, “The Man Who Knew Infinity,” Jeremy Irons character G.H. Hardy advices his subjects to remain open-minded to the ever-changing world around them. “Change, gentlemen,” Hardy muses. “It’s a beautiful thing. Embrace it.” On Nantucket, like everywhere in the universe, change is inevitable. We love preserving history, our island resources and the […]

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Nantucket Food Truckin’

07 Aug 2018 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

. In the 2014 American Comedy-Drama film, “Chef,” Jonathan Favreau‘s character Carl makes a life altering decision to quit his job as a top chef at a high-end Los Angeles restaurant. Disenchanted with the traditional food industry, its critics and the “box” he felt he was in stifling his creativity, Carl accepts a friend’s offer of a food […]

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Simplicity on Nantucket

24 Jul 2018 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

. Henry David Thoreau spent two years at Walden Pond contemplating nature, the human psyche and life itself. Among multiple other revelations expressed in his famed book “Walden,” he concluded that, “Our life is frittered away by detail.” “Simplify, Simplify,” Thoreau beseeched his readers. Even on a tiny body of sand 30 miles out to sea, […]

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Freedom – A Nantucket Experience

10 Jul 2018 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

. Who can forget the heart-wrenching scene in the final minutes of the blockbuster hit Braveheart. William Wallace (aka Mel Gibson) musters his last ounce of strength, raises his head and utters the guttural shout heard round the world – FREEDOM! With the celebration of our nation’s liberty on the calendar last week it seems the appropriate […]

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Nantucket Cruisin’

26 Jun 2018 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

. In his 2011 best seller, “It’s All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels,” author Rob Penn takes readers through not only the history of the bicycle, but his personal reasons for claiming it as his preferred mode of transport for 36 years. “I ride to get to work,” he writes, “to keep […]

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Nantucket – Going Home

12 Jun 2018 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

In her Grammy Award winning song “The House That Built Me,” country music superstar Miranda Lambert ushers listeners down memory lane. Her tour bus takes a side trip to her childhood home where she hopes to “find herself” in memories from her youth. Miranda reminisces that the hand prints on the front steps are hers. The upstairs […]

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