Freedom – A Nantucket Experience

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

. Who can forget the heart-wrenching scene in the final minutes of the blockbuster hit Braveheart. William Wallace (aka Mel Gibson) musters his last ounce of strength, raises his head and utters the guttural shout heard round the world – FREEDOM! With the celebration of our nation’s liberty on the calendar last week it seems the appropriate […]

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Nantucket Cruisin’

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

. In his 2011 best seller, “It’s All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels,” author Rob Penn takes readers through not only the history of the bicycle, but his personal reasons for claiming it as his preferred mode of transport for 36 years. “I ride to get to work,” he writes, “to keep […]

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Nantucket – Going Home

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

In her Grammy Award winning song “The House That Built Me,” country music superstar Miranda Lambert ushers listeners down memory lane. Her tour bus takes a side trip to her childhood home where she hopes to “find herself” in memories from her youth. Miranda reminisces that the hand prints on the front steps are hers. The upstairs […]

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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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