Author Archives: Dan

On Nantucket, Soup’s On…

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

. In his 1865 novella, “Doctor Marigold,” Charles Dickens pens a story about a street peddler in search of happiness. After living a life of tragic circumstances, he struggles to find redemption, purpose and joy. He soon discovers the way to do that is by investing in someone else’s life. “No one,” Dickens concludes,” is useless in […]

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Nantucket Harvest Time

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

. In his 2011 ballad “Harvest Time,” country heartthrob Luke Bryan sums up small town life in the fall with an emotional word picture. “It’s harvest time in this little town,” he croons. “Time to bring it on in, pay the loans down, fill the diesel tank and make another round.” Later in the song, he sings […]

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Shoulder Season On Nantucket

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

. The precocious young Anne Shirley from the famed novel Anne of Green Gables, wisely concluded, “I love living in a world where there are Octobers.” Those of us who call Nantucket home could not agree more. For the majority of our friends and guests, summer is where it’s at on Nantucket. But for the rest of us, […]

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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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