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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Recycle – The Nantucket Way

21 Feb 2017 by Dan in category Uncategorized | Be the first to comment here.

Nantucket Recyle

. Thomas Edison once said, “Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless.” On Nantucket, we are constantly thinking about waste (sometimes literally when we drive by the ever growing mound at the landfill) and we’re […]

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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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Nantucket Peace

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

peace-on-nantucket

. 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.

nantucket-community-dinner

. 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.

nantuckets-last-rose-of-the-summer

. 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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