Posts Tagged: 2017

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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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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Home To Nantucket

26 Jul 2016 by shellie in category Shellie's Blog and tagged , , , , , , , , , | Be the first to comment here.

Coming Home To Nantucket

. In his 2007 Billboard hit single “Home,” by the album of the same name, Chris Daughtry stirs in all of us the longing to go home…”to the place where we belong.” Regardless of where life or travels take us, there’s no better feeling in the world than the sense of home and belonging when […]

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Kid’s Club On Nantucket

28 Jun 2016 by shellie in category Shellie's Blog and tagged , , , , , , , | Be the first to comment here.

Nantucket Kid's Camp

. Winnie the Pooh and his wide circle of diverse friends spent their days reminding us of the importance of living life to the fullest and not sweating the small stuff. They managed to make beautiful memories and embrace life’s simple pleasures by focusing on what matters…being fully present, staying optimistic, sticking together and always […]

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Showtime On Nantucket

14 Jun 2016 by shellie in category Shellie's Blog and tagged , , , , | Be the first to comment here.

It's Showtime on Nantucket

.  There’s a great and memorable recurring scene in the 1979 Box Office hit “All That Jazz.” Each morning, the star of the movie, Joe Gideon (played by the multi-talented Roy Scheider), pops a couple Alka Seltzer in a glass, squirts a few shots of Visine in his eyes, looks himself in the mirror and […]

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Sacrifice

31 May 2016 by shellie in category Shellie's Blog and tagged , , , , , , , , , | Be the first to comment here.

Sacrifice Nantucket

.  Who can forget the opening few minutes from the heart-wrenching 1998 blockbuster, Saving Private Ryan. In theaters across the country, nobody breathed for minutes on end as we watched in horror Hollywood’s realistic depiction of the historic invasion. Later in the movie, during their search for Private Ryan, Corporal Upham confides in Captain Miller […]

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