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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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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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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