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05 Mar 2018

Nantucket’s Stormy Weather

Photo Courtesy of Joshua Bradford Gray @joshuabradfordgray . 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;…

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31 Oct 2017


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…

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18 Oct 2016

Color Full Nantucket

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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15 Dec 2015

A Nantucket Artist Who Finished Well

It’s been said that the measure of a man’s life can be counted in the people who show up to his funeral. By that standard, Nantucket artist, musician and friend to many, David Hostetler was a giant among men. David left his mark, not just on the art community, but in the hearts and lives…

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01 Jul 2014

In Her Shoes for A Safe Place On Nantucket

In her bestselling novel “In Her Shoes,” author Jennifer Weiner’s character Sydelle gives readers a glimpse into her past when she explains “you don’t know what it was like to live in this house…never being able to put a foot right.” It reminds us that we truly never know what someone else is going through…

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