Author: Brian Shortsleeve

Brian Shortsleeve is the owner, publisher, and founder of Cape Cod Life Publications. His personal column, “Gunkholing,” has appeared in all issues of Cape Cod LIFE since the very first issue in 1979.

Brian Shortsleeve

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Gunkholing: Some “Best Of” Days

In this issue of Cape Cod Life my younger brother, Kevin, has written a fine article about our family’s memorable…

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Gunkholing: We Had A Party In His Honor

In February, if my father was alive, he would have turned 100-years-old. Several of us, starting with my nephew Chris…

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Gunkholing: 2020 is going to be our best year yet!

Allyson Plessner came to Cape Cod Life in the summer of 2017 as a summer intern after graduating from the…

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Gunkholing: It Took About Six Minutes

In 1992, the January issue was dedicated to the historic Hurricane “Bob” that had just ravaged the shoreline of the…

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Gunkholing: Living on Cape Cod

Life aboard the Lady Carline Late in 1982 when my grandmother died I was in the process of buying a…

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Gunkholing: August

“The memories we collect and give, brighten our lives as long as we live” The above quote is one of…

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The Figawi: A note from Brian Shortsleeve

Gunkholing: A note from the publisher The Memorial Day weekend sailing regatta, which began in 1972, was created by a…

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40 Years of Cape Cod Life: A message from Brian Shortsleeve

Gunkholing: What Does 40 Years of Cape Cod Life Look Like? Our first issue, left, published in 1979. The first…

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Brian Shortsleeve takes a look back at building his own Cape House in his Editor’s Note from 1999

This was Brian’s Editor’s Note  from the 1999 Annual edition of Cape Cod HOME. It seems appropriate to revisit in…

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