Welcome to the Cranberry Blog

This blog is a collection of stories, thoughts, and general ramblings all centering around a little spit of sand in the southeastern corner of New England. It is called “The Cranberry Blog”, a play on the many cranberry bogs which the Cape is known for. I write about Cape Cod for a variety of reasons: I know its history, I’m learning its present and I’m very curious about its future. I’m in love with its geography. I find the space that it occupies in the cultural zeitgeist fascinating. More than anything, however, I write about Cape Cod when I’m homesick. So whether you’re a born-and-raised Cape Codder or couldn’t even point it out on a map, I hope that you can enjoy this blog as much as I do.

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An Unearned Defense of Thanksgiving

You can tell a lot about a person by their favorite holiday. If it’s Halloween then you’re probably pretty fun. New Years means you probably like to party. If it’s Passover then you’re probably Jewish. Columbus day is a big red flag. Recently, I’ve been putting a lot of thought into what my favorite holiday says about me. I know it’s a big coincidence considering this blog is about Cape Cod, but my favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. 

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Changing Tides

I’m from Hyannis. Pretty close to Main Street, kinda between Main Street and the water. It’s a pretty big neighborhood, tons of houses everywhere. Very suburban atmosphere. I’ve always liked where I lived. Sure, I’ve had my complaints. When I went to school at Nauset and had to drive an hour in the morning just to get there I would occasionally find myself wishing I lived in Brewster or somewhere closer. Overall, though, I was happy in Hyannis.

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The Best Seafood on Cape

When I was very young I stopped eating seafood. I had a good reason at the time, one that made perfect sense to me. I was in third or fourth grade and our class was discussing the dangers of littering – a very important topic everywhere, but one that has a particular relevance on Cape Cod. We learned about turtles and straws as well as fishing nets and dolphins. However, we also heard one piece of information that, no matter what I did, I couldn’t ever get out of my head. “Due to the amount of microplastics in the ocean, it is statistically impossible to eat a fish and not consume at least a little bit of plastic.”

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