Monthly Archives: October 2014

Dancing in the Eye of the Storm

Originally posted several years ago Alexander Ulyanov  – executed by Tsar Alexander III in 1887 Tsar Alexander II was assassinated in 1881 by an organization known as The People’s Will. Instead of hoped for reforms his successor Alexander III imposed … Continue reading

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The River

Vladimir sat on the bank of the river remembering his brother Alexandre. He had dreamed the night before, that they were fishing together on the far away Volga. It was officially Spring, yet winter held on here in eastern Siberia. … Continue reading

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Speaking Tweet

Lindsay got 120 days and she’s sorry and she’s holding on to Shawn and Snooki looks so hot now that she lost weight and Lorenzo’s kid got busted twice for snortin and teen momma’s baby daddy wants to be a rap … Continue reading

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“I am American”

I rode a train in Africa through lands where once the Fascists came and people frowned and turned away when ‘ere they learned my family name. “No, I am an American!” a smile , a laugh a warm embrace “I … Continue reading

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The 37 Year Old House Plant

The Plant and the Cat.  She’s gone.  It’s still here . So it’s New Year’s Day 1977 and my wife of 13 years and I are waiting. We are living in our new home on Wandering Way in southeast Charlotte, … Continue reading

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The Plantation System of Big Time College Sports

Last August 29 I posted a piece entitled “College Football and Unionism”. https://toritto.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/college-football-and-unionism/ In it I pointed out the obvious: college football  is big business; television contracts worth billions, “branding” by universities, coaches and athletic directors earning in the millions, … Continue reading

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Remembering One Girl From Minsk – October 26, 1941

An Annual Re-Post The Minsk Ghetto – 1941 “For God’s sake child! Flee Minsk before it’s too late!” the wounded Red Army Major she tended urged her. “Be still!” Anya said. “I’m taking your picture.” Minsk was her city. She was born here, a Jewish girl whose real … Continue reading

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