Author Archives: Dan

Nantucket Wine And Dine

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

. In his captivating memoir, “A Moveable Feast,” about his time in Paris, author Ernest Hemingway says this about his experience with food and wine. “As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent […]

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A Traffic Circle On Nantucket

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

. Who can forget the hilarious scene in National Lampoon’s “European Vacation” where the Griswold family merges into their first traffic circle in London. While navigating his way through the roundabout, dad Clark Griswold enthusiastically exclaims, “hey look kids, there’s Big Ben, there’s Parliament!” He then proceeds to find himself “trapped” in the inner lane of the circle unable […]

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A Finest Hour On Nantucket

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

. Winston Churchill once famously inspired a nation when he reminded them, “Let us brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, ‘This was their finest hour.” If Nantucket lasts for a thousand years, the coming generations will […]

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A Nantucket Long Walk

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

Revered Mass General cardiologist, author and professor, the late Dr. Paul Dudley White once said, “A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.” If you’re someone who enjoys walking, you likely well-know the truth to these sentiments. There really is no […]

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Nantucket’s Sands Of Time

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

Photo Courtesy of Kindflow Productions @kindflowproductions . Young reader author, Christopher Paolini once wrote, “The sands of time cannot be stopped. Years pass whether we will them or not… but we can remember. What has been lost may yet live in memories.” This winter his words have held personal meaning for some on Nantucket as the literal […]

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Gathering On Nantucket

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

  . In his 1958 novel, “Things Fall Apart,” author Chinua Achebe reasons that “when we gather together in the moonlit village it is not because of the moon. Every man can see it in his own compound. We come together because it is good for kinsmen to do so.” It’s a beautiful sentiment and one the […]

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Stormy Weather On Nantucket

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

. In her 1933 debut of “Stormy Weather,” Ethal Waters must certainly have stirred the crowd at The Cotton Club with her haunting rendition of the now legendary song. She laments she “doesn’t know why there’s no sun up in the sky” and further concludes “life is bare; gloom and misery everywhere.” Nantucket takes its turn vacillating between sunny, […]

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A Nantucket Table For Two

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

. Famed 18th Century poet and author, William S. Gilbert once said, “It’s not so much what’s on the table that matters, as who’s in the chairs.” I love to cook and experiment with all variety of menus, recipes and ingredients…and confess I can get sucked down the kitchen rabbit hole in trying to host the “perfect” […]

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Nantucket Churches

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

. In her 1959 hit single, “Little Brown Church in the Vale,” Rosemary Clooney croons that there’s no better place so dear to her childhood as the little church in the vale. She goes on to ruminate how sweet it is to “listen to the clear ringing bells, its tones so sweetly calling oh come to the […]

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The Big Nantucket Chill

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

. In the 1983 cult classic film, “The Big Chill,” a group of college friends discover that the secret to enduring life’s difficulties is to face them together. The tag line for the movie is “in a cold world you need your friends to keep you warm.” Although the theme of the movie has nothing […]

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