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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Shoes

31 Oct 2017 by Dan in category Uncategorized | Be the first to comment here.

. In his 1972 hit single, “Lean On Me,” Bill Withers reminds us how important it is to help out our fellow man (or woman, or child). “Sometimes in our lives we all have pain, we all have sorrow,” he croons, as a stark reminder that sooner or later we all go through something. He goes on […]

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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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Neighbors On Nantucket

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

. I may have been only a toddler when Fred Rogers waltzed into our neighborhood in the mid-60’s, but like every American who owned a television my life was transformed and forever impacted by this gentle gracious man who taught us all what it means to love your neighbor. It was always a beautiful day in Mister Rogers […]

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Your Nantucket

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

. In his 1969 collection of essays titled “Spirit of Place,” author Lawrence Durrell concludes that “it is a pity indeed to travel and not get this essential sense of landscape values. You do not need a sixth sense for it. It is there if you just close your eyes and breathe softly.” He goes on to […]

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Making Nantucket Summer Friends

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

.  In the 1986 film “Stand By Me,” The Writer concludes that he “never had any friends later on like the ones he had when he was twelve.” He goes on to beg the question, “does anyone?” Childhood friends truly are some of the best friends. They share your history, remember your beginnings and “knew […]

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Thrifty Nantucket

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

 . The elegant Helen Mirren once said, “The whole thing of clothes is insane. You can spend a dollar on a jacket in a thrift store. And you can spend a thousand dollars on a jacket in a shop. And if you saw those two jackets walking down the street, you probably wouldn’t know which […]

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Nantucket Artistry

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

.  Famed American photographer Ansel Adams inferred that he would often arrive at places just as God was ready to have someone click the shutter. Adams was legendary for his technical prowess with the camera, but perhaps best known for capturing the sentiment and emotion of the American landscapes that were not only his subjects, but his […]

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