Author Archives: Dan

Nantucket Happy Food

12 Feb 2019 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

. Julia Child once famously quipped, “People who love to eat are always the best people.” This lady knew her audience and was astute in her assessments. There’s nothing like good food to bring us simple joy and create a common bond among would be strangers or fellow friends and neighbors. This was our reaction last […]

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Nantucket Island Life

29 Jan 2019 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

. In his 1981 hit single, “Island,” Jimmy Buffett describes a yearning for an island that only those of us who live on or frequent an island can truly relate to. He sings of seeing the island in the distance and in his dreams. He expresses a longing for the “heart and soul accompaniment” that comes with […]

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Forever Young

15 Jan 2019 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

. .In Rod Stewart‘s 1988 hit Forever Young (a similar single to Bob Dylan’s earlier release), he summed up beautifully the wish we all have for the newborn loves in our life. “May the good Lord be with you, down every road you roam…and may sunshine and happiness surround you when you’re far from home,” Stewart crooned. “And […]

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Good Cheer On Nantucket

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

.In his 1843 novella, “A Christmas Carol,” Charles Dickens introduces us to the now infamous Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who has a disdain for all things Christmas. As the story unfolds and Scrooge is visited from Ghosts of Christmas’s past, his mood is elevated and his rough edges smoothed. Dickens concludes, “It is a fair, even-handed, noble […]

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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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