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Adventures in Dumpsterland Chapter 3

Adventures in Dumpsterland, Chapter 3 Kerry Hallam Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Captain Collywobble the pied-billed Grebe rose to take the stage. “Things aren’t what they once were and it is my considered opinion and that of my colleagues at the Center for Dumpsterland Development that the crux of the issue can best be […]

Adventures in Dumpsterland Chapter 2

Adventures in Dumpsterland, Chapter 2 Kerry Hallam Click here for Chapter 1 “I do not need to tell you that things are bad and getting worse by the minute. Our balance of refuse has been dwindling for the past few months and it is rapidly assuming critical proportions. Our supply from topside is simply not […]

Adventures in Dumpsterland Chapter 1

Adventures in Dumpsterland Kerry Hallam It was just another typical Sunday morning at the Madaket Mall, or if you are a stickler for formality, “The Madaket Recycling, Refuse and Waste Disposal Facility”. Denis the Red Throated Wineloving Loon bundled up against the biting and raging nor’easter (with periods of rain and occasional sunshine), and was […]

The Dumpster Chronicles Part 18: Reflections on 2010

The Dumpster Chronicles: A Whimsical and Irreverent Guide to Nantucket, Being Part 18 Reflections on 2010 By Kerry Hallam “It’s all over bar the shouting” as the actress said to the bishop. It has arrived; the first frost which heralds the onslaught of winter and the virtual end of life as we know it! At […]

Dumpster Chronicles 16: Waiting for Earl

The Dumpster Chronicles: A Whimsical and Irreverent Guide to Nantucket, Being Part 15 WAITING FOR THE EARL By Kerry Hallam I am sitting in my kitchen still wearing an array of foul weather gear, galoshes and my crash helmet surrounded by candles, bottles of water and bevies of flash lights. My two ton generator in […]

The Dumpster Chronicles Part 15: Summer Heat

The Dumpster Chronicles: A Whimsical and Irreverent Guide to Nantucket, Being Part 15 The Heat Wave By Kerry Hallam The blistering heat wave continues, leaving us all in a state of tropical de-hydration. Do I hear the faint strains of the Global Warming Anthem in B flat? I have a vision of a large throbbing […]

Dumpster Chronicles 14: Nantucket Supermarkets

The Dumpster Chronicles: A Whimsical and Irreverent Guide to Nantucket, Being Part 14 Nantucket Supermarkets By Kerry Hallam Now that Nantucket has earned the accolade of ‘Destination Resort’, it’s time to examine how the island meets the various appetites of the seasonal influx of fun loving tourists – from first time visitors sticking their toe […]

The Dumpster Chronicles 13: 4th of July

The Dumpster Chronicles: A Whimsical and Irreverent Guide to Nantucket, Being Part 13 ‘4TH OF JULY’ OR AS IT IS KNOWN IN THE U.K., ‘THANKSGIVING’ By Kerry Hallam In 1775, which from all reports was not entirely to the liking of the settlers in the New World, there was trouble afoot and also a yard, […]

Nantucket Dumpster Chronicles 12: Nantucket Film Festival

The Dumpster Chronicles: A Whimsical and Irreverent Guide to Nantucket, Being Part 12 Nantucket Film Festival By Kerry Hallam The Nantucket Film Festival happens in June each year, which is still technically winter but, somehow, it has always fallen into the category of a spring event. This year the weather has not been at all […]

Nantucket Dumpster Chronicles 11: Figawi

The Dumpster Chronicles: A Whimsical and Irreverent Guide to Nantucket, Being Part 11 Figawi By Kerry Hallam This past weekend saw the beginning of our ‘season’. With careful husbandry and application, the coming months will be heat-warming. Once again we can use our ‘almost forgotten during winter’ deposit slips. If you recall, these are used […]