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06/18/13
#ItsComplicated
Filed under: POLITICS, ECONOMICS, AUTO-BIO'D
Posted by: J. P. Hogan @ 8:11 am

It is most difficult how now to raise my Irish most literally as so much new history is being made near Belfast.

Do I start with American politics angle and speak to Senator Kennedy’s and Senator Dodd’s bachelor days.

Do I start instead with a autobiographical early years as an oldest son as a Hogan Irish Catholic and with us the first Irish Catholic family ever admitted membership to the New Haven Lawn Club with its squash courts, pool, red clay tennis courts and dining.

Do I think of whom I may have as cousins at least in Ireland as Commisky (sp?) related to Reynolds as so that when my sisters visited in late 80s it was the son of John Reynolds as a Deputy Commissioner of Police of Dublin that toured them even into Belfast.

It is complicated.

Recently I availed myself of the social media broadcast and broadside potential with reflections on how I as a young boy had to decide what “AMBITION” would mean to me.  I recall my update/tweet was like:  I had to decide that AMBITION to me was to be better than Kennedys - not just as good.

I could try to turn this into a philosophical literary compare and contrast composition historical to my old integration of Leon Uris and Ayn Rand entire works, and, try to remember not to forget at least SHOGUN of James Clavell.

It is complicated. 

Too many around the Clintons like Bill Clinton seem still to prefer to try to box me in the years after I helped them become more electable than they were or deserved to be.  It is that I did get involved sounding like Bill Clinton is known to have sounded - it is that I got involved to originally sounding so at least a year before Clintons entered 1992 race as politicians then to attempts to sound like me.

Unlike the Clintons and as per Jack Kennedy - the Clintons unlike me are not Catholic Americans.

It is complicated.

Because the Clintons and Obama have fronted themselves as if to being new Kennedys it behooves all to ask and try to answer if they haven’t so fallen short and for so long because they were not Catholic like Jack Kennedy.

Ok, yes I did read Leon Uris TRINITY, and, yes his last novels relate to my story of having decided that AMBITION to me was to try from early on to be better than the Kennedys.  Yes, Leon Uris’ last novel O’HARA’S CHOICE was specifically of a literary request to him for a new novel so set about the concerns in my life still around an heiress Amanda and quite so as of those neighborhoods then mine about Washington DC near the Marine Barracks.  His REDEMPTION was of those times more of when I was maybe wrong to have helped the Clintons become more electable than I thought they deserved and of a symbiotic relationship with a novelist more than a story line request to return to issues as much for Irish Americans as if a TRINITY SEQUEL.  I should tie down some former IBM top executives from those times I may have lobbied them, however, towards setting up shops in Ireland.

It is complicated.

Take bachelor Irish Kennedy and Dodd so of those years I was myself trying to find a way that wouldn’t have people saying to or of me “oh like a new Jack Kennedy” that though were of the years my oldest sister was about her near ten years, however, staffing or leading in Senator Dodd’s offices — I was so stuck as if tied to such politics that it was I felt it necessary to get to praying/lobbying to see that pal Senators of the bachelor example got married off so that I could feel loyal otherwise than also being to swinging.  Oh, yeh, I got to praying/lobbying to see both of them get to settling down.  I had at least the heiress Amanda and my hopes to be a better than Kennedys Hogan Irish American, however, to still much literally consider.

It is complicated.

Right!  Catholic guilt is an issue for me of the above at least for my part in adjusting generously ahead of schedule some of that of my integration of marketing schemes of my like MadMen ambition as it was of me knowingly to helping the Clintons become more electable than even I thought they deserved.

It is complicated.

Leon Uris’ heiress Amanda didn’t also go to Choate like Jack Kennedy.  Due to the times more too much some of Oliver Cromwell of his TRINITY such actually wasn’t possible in proper time and place.  My concerns as per a real heiress Amanda though do fit with my AMBITION to be better than the Kennedys as it is that she, not I, did go to Choate.  (Hi Amanda! :-))

I couldn’t have gone to Choate myself it seemed without being a Hogan Irish American thought to be following in Kennedy footsteps loyally.  I was of parents and proximity near enough to thoughts of Choate Rosemary Hall if I wanted to apply and try to be admitted to attend.  Though Clintons and F.O.B. types about his Admin tried to secure their insecurity about their advanced degrees from my quite effective influence without such by trying to keep me boxed as if “in construction” it is that I did choose not to apply to Choate when offered the opportunity for such as my High School and because I wanted to find a different path than Kennedys and so one figured as better from earlier on.

It is complicated.  And, yes I was a Villanova University grad with a BA in Economics and an undeclared Philosophy Minor by 1987.  It wasn’t until a year later while in Boston about attending Suffolk University Law School to prove to myself with some more practical education that I was right about not wanting to be a lawyer by career.  It was though of that year more of Boston of 1988 that I did become literally aware and sensitive to a potential to move my MadMen like ambitions as if to being a political thought caboose for the Reagan Revolution forward with a sense of peace keeping around “brats” as wired then with William Bratton as he had to live being well named and of sufficient character to be policing not by race, religion and sex but by concern more community based as per “brats” - “brats on” - seemingly.

It was before I was dating in High School w/o much specific consideration that such gal was a former step daughter of a former New Haven Police Chief Ahearn that I was of my soul searching AMBITION consideration that I would be better to be self directing towards being better than Kennedy as a Hogan Irish American by not applying to Choate as well. 

It is complicated.

My dad and his family as well as later my sister herself was much of political ties with Irish American loyalties to Kennedy politics and their Catholic American example.  I had to work my career AMBITIONS myself around such to be to being better without being to trying to lower the import of Kennedy as of having been earlier.  It is that I was boxable as if “in construction” though of a Villanova BA and my undeclared Philosophy minor while quite well read through at least Leon Uris, Ayn Rand & James Clavell — it is that construction was to me a way to being more Irish American while of an older sister of working for Senator Dodd, at least as per those years such “complications” are relevant.  I was of summer construction as a nail banger as well with others my age whom though actually were related to Kennedy clan, as I recall.

It is complicated.  I could still use some help with my Catholic guilt as from that I know about of my past integrated marketing of my AMBITION to be better than Kennedys - not just as good - as it pertains to the Clintons and them still like of making the same mistakes that are of a point of leverage to such only because some at least me were to having work for special political and security reasons beyond them to such imagery as if they were more electable than they were.

Yes, construction to me was a way to be more a Hogan Irish American with a early set path footed well and maybe better towards at least a future in political marketing that would have been (and was already) topping of that of Kennedy.

It is complicated.

Yes in the late eighties I was to much volunteering in Special Olympic Games organizing and even coaching in speed skating in New Haven Area Games and Connecticut State Games while Timothy Shriver was then much involved before the World Games and his move to Special Olympics International.  I also was volunteering as a most involved New Haven Jaycees member and director while entrepreneurial with JP Hogan Enterprises dba Connecticut S-Corp in Home Improvement Contracting self employment business starting, and, yes as well with time of those years before that of the era I speak of as with a lingering Catholic guilt for having misrepresented the Clintons I was as well with such of time in volunteering at the start up museum and education center such as is the ELI WHITNEY MUSEUM

It is complicated. 

And, yet I may enjoy somehow today these stirred recollections of my past of thinking I would become trapped as a Hogan Irish American swinging bachelor if I didn’t get busy praying/lobbying for Kennedy and Dodd to get settled down - settled in.

Ireland, I have not yet been to your lands proper but in my dreams and my past concerns even for Northern Ireland of Leon Uris and modern days and those days I may have leveraged my free help to IBM with requests specifically for them to help modernize peace as well as more generically about “brats” and “brats on” for Ireland while remembered necessarily firstly as to them so for Time Square and Las Vegas renaissances.

Cheers!  I do now have a new bought in Ireland Irish cap with the familiar Irish industries label inside to sport in a darkershade replacement to the one on my head in Twitter.com/jphoganorg avatar as if a NEWSIE.  Just got it from my oldest nephew as he wrapped up a year of honorable studies there as a year abroad from Holy Cross College. 

I have many stories around some of my caps.  My grandfather Hogan though is the story of a Hogan in Al Capp (Caplan’s) L’il Abner comic.  It was my grandfather Hogan I am also a John Hogan for and of the lore of he as the old childhood pal to Al then when they were about hitching a ride on an ice truck that day Al fell off and lost a leg under a wheel of a closely behind trolley car.

It is complicated.

Yes, I recollected this autobiographically and much without detailing my years of most successful wizardry/musing while able to reflect that Mark Shriver is still a Facebook friend, and Maria a Twitter follower, and, that Mrs. Eunice Shriver did once years ago about maybe 1995 tell her son Tim that I was a better politician (then).  Sargent Shriver at a Special Olympic coaches and event training weekend is as well remembered for having asked his wife to move from blocking my view of the TV then while we were gathered in central Connecticut. 

It is really complicated - My Hogan Irish American story is very complicated.

I didn’t mean to leave out my other sister who also is older and did too like her older sister graduate from Holy Cross College about the time Mark Shriver did.  I guess I could add that she has a brother-in-law whom when himself nearer to college than nows was a driver for Senator Edward Kennedy.

Ireland - I do myself look forward to visiting some day.  It is also complicated since my godmother married into the Cromwell blood line that grew Oliver Cromwell.

But I really don’t know what to say when you get to considering that my New Haven specific history is of relating with the city historian R. Hegel and knowingly so to myself that my story was to being of AMBITION, however, to be better than Kennedy and that it was a pal S. Brennen in about 7th grade responsible with his Irish up as I was preparing to compete in school wide oratory contest with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s DAY OF INFAMY speech so with his near “ARE YOU READY TO GIVE IT IN ANY SCHOOL IN HAWAII TOO?” that keeps me able to remember just how long I have known of the now more famous B.O. of Hawaii of interest in Presidential oratory.

It is complicated with so many like Hagel and Brennan about whether the late Richard Hegel or my pal an accomplished professional artist and fireman Brennen.

I am four years younger than President Barack Hussein Obama - to the date of August 4.  It is hard to forget an wanna be oratory challenger whom you could distantly spirit as of higher grades and the initials B.O. as while of those years about seventh grade that had my pal and I thinking we wouldn’t think ourselves of running for president with initials “B.O.” of a concern like “body odor” and of what ifs if we made a complete stink of it.

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