philanthropy

Resolved: To Schedule Priorities

February 2, 2017
Scheduling priorities

A friend who traveled this road many years before I did said, “I am a better person because I lost my husband. I am kinder, nicer, sweeter. I have my priorities in order. I know what matters.” I had to agree. “Yes, you are. And so am I.” As she had, I re-ordered my priorities after Lev’s death. I asked myself the question: How do …

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Living Life in Gratitude Mode

August 6, 2015

If I have learned anything as a widow, it is the importance of living life in gratitude mode—being thankful for all that was and is and is to come. Generosity flows from a grateful heart. My mother-in-law and my husband were the two most generous people I have ever known. They truly understood the joy of giving. Nantucket Philanthropy One of the things I first …

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Exploring Private Gardens: Serendipity!

June 26, 2015
Bells5.Calm street sideBells5Calm ocean viewEaston Street, by the light houseEaston Street climbing rosesEaston Street peek at the AtlanticHill House entryHill House motor courtHill House ocean-view sideHill House outdoor living spaceHill House--on cliff overlooking AtlanticHill House English gardensHussey Street historic houseHussey Street sunken gardenHussey Street sunken gardenHussey Street sunken side garden

Lev and Cheri interrupted my writing this morning to insist that I go with them on a walk up Cliff Road to see some spectacular private gardens that were open. My walks usually lead to the historic district, Main Street and the wharf, while they usually head past magnificent ocean-front houses to the beaches. Today they stumbled upon the first of two Nantucket Open Days, …

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