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Nantucket Essays

Summer Education

• by Robert P. Barsanti • Education ends and begins in the spring. The high school had its graduation in the auditorium; the parents and well-wishers watched as the students moved their tassels from one side to the other and then it was done for them. They went home to […]

Nantucket Essays

Getting Paid in “Happy”

• by Robert P. Barsanti • In the new millennium, we start the school year before Labor Day.  The state wants 180 days, the lawyers want us to watch the disclaimers, and everyone wants to be done before the beginning of July. So, before the sales begin, we trudge off […]

Nantucket Essays

Freedom Has No Tip Jar

• by Robert P. Barsanti • At the Juice Bar, the scoopers put up a sign over the ice machine that read “Relax, things could be worse.  You could be on this side of the counter.” When I found this sign, I was one of about thirty people with my […]