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Internet Funnies

Here are some great sites on the web just for laughs!  We all need a few minutes out of our busy work days to take a deep breath and smile.  Check these out,...

Simple Pleasures in July

One of the wonderful things about having a child, is having an excuse to take time to discover things like the island's native blueberries. For twelve years I...

New Reasearch Shows

A recent study in Finland shows that children brought up in a home with pets are more healthy than those without.  Now this is limited research and of course...

Is Our Addiction to Technology Hurting Our Kids?

We didn’t have the internet when I was a kid, or cell phones. Still, my parents found plenty of ways to not pay attention to me.  They were busy on their IBM...

Keep them Safe

Did you know that July 5th is one of the busiest days of the year at animal shelters around the country?  That's because so many pets are startled by fireworks...

Happy Birthday, America. I am thinking today about what makes this country great, and also those places that people never look at very closely where the flag...

Every year on the fourth of July, I am reminded of some basic tenets of this country. I am reminded that the men who wrote the documents that established our...

A friendly reminder for these hot weather days - do NOT let your dog drink from or swim in the ponds at this time of the year.  We have seven named ponds (and...

I’ve been thinking about happiness for a while now. Or “Happiness.” What is it? How do you get it? Being a way over-educated librarian-type, the first thing I...

The Feral Colony

Did you know we have a large feral cat population here on Nantucket?  An effective and compassionate way to manage these colonies is by instituting a Trap...

Is This Normal, or Am I A Bad Mom?

My two year old’s vivid imagination has taken a disturbing turn.  You know, that tireless hunter of crocodiles, that evader of Captain Hook… my knight in a-...

A Nantucket Family Making It Year Round

His jeans wear thin and fray, the pockets faded in the shape of his cell phone and carbon order pad.  He replaces his boots each year.  The uniform is...

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