Nantucket Peace

13 Dec 2016 by Dan in category Uncategorized | Be the first to comment here.

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. In his 1969 hit single, “Give Peace a Chance,” John Lennon feels so strongly about the title that he and Yoko repeat it over 20 times throughout the song. This was during a day and time when it was hard to imagine how or where to find peace. War was raging in Vietnam, protests […]

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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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Nantucket’s Color-Full Side

18 Oct 2016 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog and tagged , , , , , , , , , | Be the first to comment here.

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.In her 2006 bestseller “The Ice Queen,” author Alice Hoffman‘s nameless main character is struck by lightning and loses the ability to see the color red. Later, when lamenting the time spent sweating the small things in life, she ruminates about how much she’d missed along the way. “How could I have been so stupid […]

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Love Story

04 Oct 2016 by Dan in category Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , | Be the first to comment here.

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. I spent a recent rainy Saturday watching The Notebook on Netflix for the 200th time (yes, I’m a sappy hopeless romantic). I love how Noah sums up his love for Allie. “Poets often describe love as an emotion that we can’t control, one that overwhelms logic and common sense. That’s what it was like […]

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Creative Genius On Nantucket

20 Sep 2016 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog and tagged , , , , , | Be the first to comment here.

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. Einstein has been credited with saying, “creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought.” I’m certainly no genius, but I might suggest taking Mr. Einstein’s assessment one step further. Creativity is also doing what no one else has done…or at least doing it with your own […]

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Nantucket Wheels Up

06 Sep 2016 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog and tagged , , , | Be the first to comment here.

Cruising on Nantucket

. Jimmy Buffett muses in his 1978 hit single “Son of a Son of a Sailor” that he goes “out on the sea for adventure.” He paints a beautiful word picture as he describes “hauling the sheet as he rides on the wind that his forefathers harnessed before him.” As the summer days…and the tides…ebb […]

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What’s My Line – Nantucket Style

23 Aug 2016 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Be the first to comment here.

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. Some of us are old enough to remember this popular CBS game show that ran in syndication through 1975. “What’s My Line” featured a panel of celebrities who were allowed 10 questions to identify the occupation of the contestants. On some episodes, they upped the ante on the intrigue by inviting a mystery guest […]

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The Summer House On Nantucket

09 Aug 2016 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog and tagged , , , , , , , , , | Be the first to comment here.

The Summer House on Nantucket

. Dubbed one of the most memorable songs of the 20th century, “Summertime” could easily be declared Nantucket’s own personal ballad. Because, after all, it truly is “summertime, and the livin’ is easy.” Thousands of great musicians have performed versions of the popular lullaby from the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess, but my personal favorite… […]

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