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16 Oct 2018

One Fine Day On Nantucket

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In the 1996 romantic comedy, One Fine Day, titled for the 1963 Chiffons song by the same name, the captivating Michelle Pfeiffer and George Clooney collide in what turns out to be, in fact, one fine day. As some playful antics unfold, Clooney’s Jack Taylor informs his young daughter, “That’s one of the advantages of being…

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02 Oct 2018

A Dog’s Life

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In his best-selling novel, “Whispers,” Dean Koontz sums up the giant hole left when you lose the family pup. “Once you have had a wonderful dog,” Koontz concludes, “a life without one, is a life diminished.” We lost our beloved 12-year old dog Coco this month and there is no doubt our life and our…

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18 Sep 2018

Nantucket Staycation

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Henry David Thoreau beautifully summarized the mysterious transition of our frenetic summer pace into the shockingly quieter fall days. “Summer,” he concluded, “passes into autumn in some unimaginable point of time, like the turning of a leaf.” September tiptoes into Nantucket and is greeted by the locals as an old friend. Those of us who…

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04 Sep 2018

Nantucket’s Simple Pleasures

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There are some cult favorite movie classics that bring a smile to your face when you simply recall the hero or heroine. Forrest Gump, Annie, Mary Poppins…and Ferris Bueller. In the 1986 wildly popular flick that’s a hilarious accounting of what happens when a precocious teenager takes a “day off” from school, Matthew Broderick playing…

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21 Aug 2018

Ever Changing Nantucket

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In the 2015 hit film, “The Man Who Knew Infinity,” Jeremy Irons character G.H. Hardy advices his subjects to remain open-minded to the ever-changing world around them. “Change, gentlemen,” Hardy muses. “It’s a beautiful thing. Embrace it.” On Nantucket, like everywhere in the universe, change is inevitable. We love preserving history, our island resources and…

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