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: The Tides Tell the Whole Story

We include the phases of the moon in the Cape Cod Life Seascapes Calendar because the phases of the moon…

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Gunkholing: Life Goes on Within me and Without me

My thanks to the entire Cape Cod Life staff for doing such a great job! For months most of us…

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Gunkholing: Best of Both Worlds

Above, the 2020 issue of Cape Cod LIFE June, known to readers as the Best Of issue. Digital: During these…

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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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Gunkholing: A message from the publisher

The Season is Upon Us! Spring is a wonderful time to treat ourselves to places and spaces that speak to…

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Gunkholing: Sunset Time

This is my favorite time of day. Whenever my schedule allows, I do my best to catch sunset. Each day…

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Gunkholing: Celebrating Village LIFE

In the last issue of Cape Cod LIFE, we began our new series, “Village LIFE,” by focusing on the village…

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Note to Self: Write More Often

Introducing Cape Cod Life Note Cards Above is one of our favorite aerial photos, taken as part of our Aerial…

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August 2018 Gunkholing: When I was a boy

Many an evening was spent playing touch football on Craigville Beach in Centerville. Most of the guys had summer jobs…

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July 2018 Gunkholing: Harbor LIFE

Our new series “Harbor LIFE” is intended to invite you to visit our marvelous harbors. We attempt to photographically capture…

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