Monthly Archives: August 2013

End-of-summer blues darken musings

Don’t tell me the end of summer isn’t until the third week in September.  Virtually everyone understands summer ends on Labor Day (or the Friday before for those who want to beat the rush.)  The leaves are beginning to turn. … Continue reading

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Boston’s mayoral mish-mash

The good news is that there are more than a few candidates running for mayor of Boston who are at least as credible as  Hizzonah Mayor Menino 20 years ago.  The bad news is that sorting them out  is so difficult.  For me, … Continue reading

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Whitey withdrawal symptoms?

At first I thought a verdict in the trial of Boston gangster Whitey Bulger would spur profound withdrawal symptoms. I’d be missing the daily, nay, hourly updates on the grizzly testimony given about the murderous career of the Hub’s most … Continue reading

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Larry Summers for the Fed? Spare us.

The Federal Reserve may not be the center of the solar system, but it is a key inflection point in American politics and, through its interest rate policies, can have a profound impact on the nation’s economy. The Fed chairman’s … Continue reading

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John Henry gets new toy: Globe future still in question

I don’t know John Henry.  We’ve been introduced at fundraising events a couple of times; there was no extended conversation.  He seems very nice, if shy.  I have no reason to think he’ll ruin the Boston Globe, which he has just … Continue reading

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