Throwing Paint

Reimagining a life in retirement on Nantucket

What a Long, Strange Trip it’s Been:  Invention and Re-invention                                “You’re never too old to set another goal...

ONE BIG HAPPY “MODERN” FAMILY HAS A CRAZY CHRISTMAS When I was married and our children were growing up, our Christmas was traditional.  We had a giant tree,...
Wrinkles and bags under eyes juxtaposed against radiant youth!

My Aunt Francis was an elegant woman.  She never left the house unless she was  perfectly made-up with every hair in place   Dressed in designer clothes when...
Fruits of the Stop and Shop Odyssey

THE JOY OF THE ORDINARY                                       “It never failes to amaze me how the most                                        ordinary day...
The Table is Set for Dinner and the Firemen Arrive

  Last week, I had my first dinner party on Nantucket.  From a centerpiece made by Flowers on Chestnut to the old Silver Palate standby, Chicken Marbella, I...
Gray surf at Eel Point

A GRAY DAY ON EEL POINT This week I really know why Nantucket is called the gray lady.  It has been gray, cloudy, and rainy for the last four days.  Before I...
Summer sun and fun with some of the children

                                    “Life’s a great big canvas, and you should                                      Throw all the paint on it you can...

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