Nancy Quill...Escaping Hurricane Irma

It was Wednesday of last week when we realized Irma (that nasty hurricane) was headed more toward the west coast of Florida, where we had been happily vacationing, than had previously been forecasted. What to do? Well, call the airline. Any return flights home before Sunday? No, nothing. Clearly leaving on our scheduled Sunday flight…

Nancy Quill...Taylor Swift Is Back!

Hey Taylor! Where’ve you been? No need to wonder anymore. Taylor Swift is back. And back with a vengeance. In anticipation of her new album “Reputation”, set to be released on November 10th, Taylor’s already sharing her first single from it. “Look What You Made Me Do” is edgier and darker than her usual style.…

Nancy Quill...Interviews Charles Shaughnessy

Actor Charles Shaughnessy is best known for his roles as Shane Donovan in the soap opera Days Of Our Lives and Maxwell Sheffield in the TV show the Nanny. But there’s a side to Charles that you may not be familiar with. He’s a passionate advocate for the Robert F Kennedy Children’s Action Corps. In…

Nancy Quill...She-Sheds Are The New Thing

You’ve heard of the man cave, right? Well, now there’s something called the she-shed. And why not? If the guys can carve out their ultimate place to escape, why shouldn’t the ladies? What would you put in your she-shed? I’d be sure to have Wi-Fi, a big screen TV, too, so I can watch  “chick…

Nancy Quill...Sam Shepard Passes

Sam Shepard was the kind of person who excelled in just about anything he did. He was a playwright, author, actor, screenwriter and director. He received numerous accolades including a Pulitzer Prize. The accomplishments are just too many to mention but I’m especially remembering his great performance as Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff. I…

Nancy Quill...Interview With Phillip Phillips

Phillip Phillips, 2012 winner of American Idol (has it been 5 years already?) is in a good place. He’s touring with the Goo Goo Dolls this summer, which, by the way, stops at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion August 15th. And he’s releasing a new album. After putting some health and legal issues behind him, he’s…

Nancy Quill...A Food Diary?

Eating a slice of leftover pepperoni and mushroom pizza and scrolling down my Twitter feed today, I came across this: “Julianne Hough’s Food Diary: What I Eat In a Day”.  I wondered, what does the Dancing With The Stars celebrity eat in a day? Surely not a slice of pizza. Julianne is very careful with…

Nancy Quill...National French Fry Day

It’s National French Fry Day! I’m glad because I don’t have them very often anymore, so any excuse to eat them is fine by me.  They can be shoestring or steak fries, they can be curly, spicy, crinkle cut, they’re all good. And although I’m a purist and only dip mine in ketchup, I can…

Nancy Quill...Delicious No Bake Cake

I’ll admit, I’m just not talented at making fancy desserts. But my sister, Barbara, has the knack for coming up with scrumptious sweets. My mother had the same talent. She, in fact, made wedding and special occasion cakes that could rival the finest bakeries. This past Father’s Day, my sister arrived at our house with…