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July21

August – Just Do It

We can never fix the past but knowing that doesn’t keep us from mourning it. At the beginning of July, we all lost a great friend and coworker of 30 years, Rob Taylor. Rob was a great Shepley success story. He started on our loading docks, just out of college and soon worked his way to Read More

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June22

July – Freedom Isn’t Free

Every other year I have the good fortune to go to the Naval War College in Newport, RI, to participate in the Current Strategy Forum that is held just before their June graduation. The Naval War College is far more than college kids. It provides advanced military training for various branches of service and is Read More

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May23

June – Containerized Shipping and How It’s Changed Our World

By Tony Shepley, History will remember the 20th Century as the beginning of a much smaller world, with the shrinking of our planet brought on by advances in communication, the Internet, and international shipping. As simple a concept as the shipping container is, it has had an immense effect on our world, effectively linking us Read More

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April22

May – Listen To The Barn

by, Tony Shepley We have a responsibility to history. Besides ignoring it and reflexively refusing to obey it, we too often miss the opportunity to learn from it. How perfectly human that we don’t give history its due or heed its lessons better. I am looking out the window at an 1826 Maine barn, of Read More

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March23

April – Cat Therapy

by Tony Shepley, Ever tell a story more than once and it just keeps getting better? A few years ago I wrote, in this column, a story about a fellow I have known since I first moved to the Cape in1971. I ran into him a few years back just outside the front door of Read More

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