Nantucket Essays

Nantucket Essays

Calms of Heaven

by Robert P. Barsanti We were at Reunion and the President was mad at us. He did not come out and scold us over our chicken salad and quinoa. He was very proud of our contribution to the school. He celebrated the soldiers and entrepreneurs that our class had presented. […]

Nantucket Essays

They’re Here

by Robert P. Barsanti The neighbors have arrived. They brought their dogs. The dogs come racing in from both sides, clash in our yards, and then go dashing after each other in an early summer clash for suburban dominance. Their owners slid the sliding glass doors shut. We all like […]

Nantucket Essays

It’s Later Than We Think

by Robert P. Barsanti While the rest of the world starts the New Year in January, we should turn the calendar and start the clock on Memorial Day.  Something Natural has re-opened, the Bake Shop is making donuts again, and the rest of the storefronts are shiny and clean, ready […]

Nantucket Essays

Summer Wine

by Robert P. Barsanti I returned to Nantucket on a long delayed boat.  On this full boat, the seats were claimed early and I stood outside, hard up against the metal gate of the closed snack bar.  The wind and rain had built a substantial chop over the shoals in […]

Nantucket Essays

Lover’s Tree

by Robert P. Barsanti January and February passed the island this year. It took the jet stream north over Canada and took the ice and snow with it. Unfortunately, March and November swelled to fill the missing months and filled the weeks and days with polar fleece and puddles. Without […]