The Rest of the Story

According to the Boston Globe of June 9, 1991, George Gleason was a colorful character who made a decent living working the clam beds of Cape Ann. He was also a trapper, sold bait and fishing tackle and was a story-book New Englander.

This memorial is found at the entrance to Long Wharf on Atlantic St. Does anyone have personal memories of George that you would like to share? If so, please send in a comment so that we newcomers can learn more about our local history.

Lattof Farm of Rockport; Monkey Bread

Lattof Farm opened on June 24 and I was too busy to stop for my favorite food product of all Cape Ann (besides lobster). Until this weekend. At 9:30 AM every morning the Monkey Bread (uppercase) comes out of the oven. This is not your normal monkey bread (lowercase). This has a wee bit extra sugar, butter, and cinnamon in it. Even if your kids find it and try to eat all the really gooey pieces the last piece will still be just as gooey as the first.


And then, like a monkey, no knife, just fingers, you pull a chunk off:

The 9:30 AM timing is not precise but I sometimes just keep driving by because you can see them on the shelf on the right-hand​ side top shelf. Go to the dump, drive by, maybe go circle around Dock Square. Getting them right out of the oven is killer but it is also the fear that there are ten other people circling the block and when you do stop the last one is placed in someone else’s shopping bag. That happened once and the tears would not stop …

Reconsidering my strategy for the Blackburn Challenge in ten days. It’s quite possible that the wind will be blowing and the boat will be rocking. I need more ballast. That’s where the Monkey Bread comes in. If I eat one of these every morning for the next ten days I think I will have plenty of ballast to make it around Cape Ann.

Tomorrow’s post will be of the Rockport bonfire. I can’t even look at those photos right now, too hot.

Go See- Vincent Cacialano – PLEX with Sarah Slifer

Hi Joey,

Can you post a performance announcement for me?  Here’s a poster for the performance this Friday at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, along with a little info if you want to add some.  THANKS.

Vincent Cacialano – PLEX

with Sarah Slifer

and film / video by Alan McDermott

Choreography and Live Art Performance

Essex Shipbuilding Museum

July 9th 2010 at 7:00PM

$10 suggested donation

UK-based dance artist Vincent Cacialano and Gloucester dance artist Sarah Slifer pair up to perform Cacialano’s PLEX,

a multi media performance event. It is a collaboration of contemporary choreography, sound and visual art. Three works will be shown during the evening, two dances titled Plex 1 and Instructions for stopping and starting, as well as a short film titled Ouch. The work explores visceral, challenging movement and complex compositional structures alongside visuals and moving imagery.

“It looks simple in the beginning but the further Plex is taking you you may get startled by all the aspects telling something at the same time, somehow together. You are getting plexed indeed."  Phosphor – Live

“a combination of strong execution and off beat humor”  The Washington Post

Shipbuilding poster-1

“Ignore Everybody” Hugh McLeod, From deb Clarke

Give this video a chance. It has a lot of great advice for the creative person.

from deb Clarke;

and here is his common sense advice that got it all started
from Ignore Everybody and 39 Other Keys to Creativity by Hugh McLeod
1. Ignore everybody.

2. The idea doesn’t have to be big. It just has to be yours.

3. Put the hours in.

4. If your biz plan depends on you suddenly being “discovered” by some big shot, your plan will probably fail.

5. You are responsible for your own experience.

6. Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten.

7. Keep your day job.

8. Companies that squelch creativity can no longer compete with companies that champion creativity.

9. Everybody has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb.

10. The more talented somebody is, the less they need the props.

11. Don’t try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether.

12. If you accept the pain, it cannot hurt you.

13. Never compare your inside with somebody else’s outside.

14. Dying young is overrated.

15. The most important thing a creative person can learn professionally is where to draw the red line that separates what you are willing to do, and what you are not.

16. The world is changing.

17. Merit can be bought. Passion can’t.

18. Avoid the Watercooler Gang.

19. Sing in your own voice.

20. The choice of media is irrelevant.

21. Selling out is harder than it looks.

22. Nobody cares. Do it for yourself.

23. Worrying about “Commercial vs. Artistic” is a complete waste of time.

24. Don’t worry about finding inspiration. It comes eventually.

25. You have to find your own schtick.

26. Write from the heart.

and here is his website.  his site already inspires me to revamp my nest a bit.  i like his short concise introduction.

Haute Affaire Handbag Rentals

Note from Carolyn Sanchez at Haute Affaire in Magnolia:

Handbag Rentals:

Available Monday July 5th!

Christian Dior Purse, Unknown Designer Vintage Leather Handbag, Michael Kors Totes

Rent from 1 – 4 weeks, with the option to renew

Prices ranging from $28 – $35 per week

More handbags will be added to our collection soon!

GMG Cape Ann Animal Aide Pet of The week

Pete – Pet of the Week
My name is Pete, I am a sweet and
lovable guy.  I just turned one.   I am
medium in size; perfect for apartment living. 
I have a handsome beige-and-black coat.   
I am at the Cape Ann Animal Aid
(CAAA) in Gloucester.
Tickets are on sale at the CAAA for  the Sat.,
July 25 Sunset Dessert Cruise
at 7 p.m. from Captain Bill’s Whale Watch.   
Dessert, raffles, cash bar
and beautiful cruise around Gloucester!  Tickets are $25.   The cruise is
sponsored by our friends at Carroll K. Steele Insurance, Gorton’s
Seafood and Scott Oil.
If you are interested in adopting me, please stop by the
CAAA and don’t wait too long for Pete-sakes!


Thanks Tina Ketchopolos For the Pet of The week Info