Category Archives: Shellie’s Blog

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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New Year Goals On Nantucket

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

. .  Merriam-Webster defines a goal as “an end toward which effort is directed” or “the terminal point of a race.” It’s a place we’re headed…a destination we’re striving for…an arrival point reached only by an intentional level of investment, exertion and perhaps good old-fashioned faith. A goal is different than a resolution, which is simply a […]

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Christmas Joy On Nantucket

12 Dec 2017 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

. For anyone who has ever lived in or visited a small town during the holidays, there may be no more heartwarming movie scene than the one from “It’s A Wonderful Life” where George Bailey discovers that Clarence the angel has granted him a new lease on life. He runs through the snow-covered streets of his hometown […]

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Progress on Nantucket

28 Nov 2017 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

. Henry Ford might have known a little something about progress.  He once famously said, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”  It seems he identified the three key ingredients for getting things done. He knew, most importantly, that whatever he might have the creative genius to accomplish could only […]

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Nantucket Red Sky

14 Nov 2017 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

. In one of William Shakespeare’s earliest works from 1593, he penned sentiments about Venus and Adonis that referenced the ability of the sky to foreshadow the weather. “Like a red morn that ever yet betokened,” he wrote, “wreck to the seaman, tempest to the field, sorrow to the shepherds, woe unto the birds, gusts and foul flaws to […]

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Abundance On Nantucket

17 Oct 2017 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

. In her 2009 best seller, “Handle With Care,” Nantucket Book Festival featured author Jodi Picoult reminds us to focus on things we are certain of. “I closed my eyes, she says, and curled my fists around the things I knew for sure: That a scallop has thirty-five eyes, all blue. That a tuna will suffocate if […]

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Jose’ Visits Nantucket

03 Oct 2017 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

. Time Magazine’s 1986 Woman of the Year and Asia’s first female president, Corazon “Cory” Aquino, once concluded, “Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things…with blazing, serene hope.” This was a woman who knew first-hand about the storms of life and […]

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Nantucket #NANuptials

19 Sep 2017 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

In one of his many memorable monologues from the 1991 hit remake, “Father of the Bride,” superstar Steve Martin reminisces about a lifetime of experiences his daughter has had both in their family home and in their small community. Later, on the eve of the highly anticipated nuptial day, father and daughter share an intimate encounter on […]

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