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Thanksgiving 2010: Reasons to Be Thankful

Posted by Larry Doyle on November 25th, 2010 6:34 AM |

As I sit here in the early morning hours, I pause and reflect on the past year. I have so much for which to be grateful.

While my wife would not want me to bring attention to her, I am not only exceptionally grateful but extremely fortunate to be married to the most beautiful girl in the world. Thank you my love!! I am also not reticent in stating that Sense on Cents would not be what it is without my beloved’s wisdom and technical support.

To my four beautiful children, I am not typically challenged to express my feelings. I have untold love and admiration for what you have accomplished and more importantly for who you are. We all know your own gratitude should be directed to your mother. (more…)

Is Barack Becoming a Lameduck?

Posted by Larry Doyle on September 10th, 2010 8:40 AM |

To know my Dad is to love him.

He wears his heart on his sleeve and is not hesitant to let you know exactly where he stands on the issues of the day. That said, what are his passions? His family above all else. His faith. He has no problem critiquing our Roman Catholic hierarchy while practicing his faith and allegiance to the principles of Christ. Irish history. To hear him talk about the brutal treatment of the Irish at the hands of the English is a lesson worth learning. Red Sox baseball. I will admit my Dad is a fatalist when it comes to our Olde Towne Team but I got my wish that the Sox win a World Series before my Dad passed. The fact that they won twice, 2004 and 2007, is pure gravy. His golf game. Listening to him critique his short game is priceless. Another great passion is politics.

My Dad and his family grew up out of the Depression and political power was everything to the Boston Irish. Gaining control of City Hall provided access to jobs and a path to a better life. While I have my own passions, I do not share my Dad’s passion for politics. Why? As with almost everything in life, politics is about the people. While clearly our political process and political systems are critically important to our current and future well-being, I have little regard for the political crowds in general. Why do I raise this topic? We need look no farther than the state of our nation as we enter the fall 2010 election cycle. Are our national interests truly being served? Let’s navigate further.  (more…)

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