Category Archives: Shellie’s Blog

Nantucket Dedication

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

Nantucket Dedication

. The author Regina Brett coined a phrase that the truly dedicated live by: “No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.” It’s a simple rule, but some days it’s easier than others. I’m constantly impressed by the hundreds of people on Nantucket who quietly “dress up and show up” for […]

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Nantucket Spring Fever

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

Nantucket Spring Fever

. Mark Twain summarized our passionate sentiment about the arrival of spring this way: “It’s spring fever…and when you’ve got it, you want-oh, you don’t quite know what it is you want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” Although this winter has been mild compared to recent years, it’s […]

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Well Read On Nantucket

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

Well read on Nantucket

. In her New York Times Bestseller, “How Reading Changed My Life“, author Anna Quindlen concludes, “Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”┬áIn this age of electronic devices, HBO mini-series and YouTube videos, there still is nothing that compares to the age-old […]

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Sounds of Silence on Nantucket

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

Silence on Nantucket

. . Mother Theresa once said, “See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grow in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. We need silence to be able to touch souls.” There is something about the ability to be still…to tune out every voice, distraction and “noisemaker” […]

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Nantucket Has The Creature Comforts

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

Coco on Nantucket

. In a recent New York Times article, contributing editor Penelope Green provided a compelling argument for why Denmark is frequently named one of the happiest countries in the world. Their people passionately pursue “hygge” (pronounced hoo-gah, the Danish word for cozy.) Green muses that hygge is Denmark’s “national manifesto”…an obsession even, expressed in “the […]

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Nantucket Teamwork

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

Teamwork on Nantucket

. The 2016 blockbuster “Sully” chronicles the successful water landing of US Airways flight 1549 in the Hudson River. Labeled a hero by the press and American people (and certainly his 155 passengers), Chesley (Sully) Sullenberger remained humbled by both the experience and the ensuing investigation by the FAA and NTSB. He acknowledged in an […]

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Memories On Nantucket

29 Nov 2016 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

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. I love to binge watch old movies on a brisk and damp fall weekend…and I’m a real sap when it comes to romance. I don’t think there’s a movie out there that can cue the waterworks faster than “An Affair To Remember.” Although the remake was admirable, I still prefer the original version where […]

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United

15 Nov 2016 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

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. It’s been almost 153 years to the day since Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. Words that would be memorialized in history as a message to a broken and divided nation. He contemplated aloud whether our nation…or any nation…”conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal can long […]

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The Last Rose Of Summer

01 Nov 2016 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

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. In his famous 1805 poem “The Last Rose of Summer,” Irish Poet Thomas Moore is melancholy as he considers the single bloom of the season a metaphor for those of us left behind as loved ones depart. As I studied my own “last rose of summer” this weekend, I considered Moore’s metaphor as I […]

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