Monthly Archives: July 2015

Grandma’s Windows

Moonlight never shined across her bed of dark pecan through the small minded windows of America. No view of stars or sunny sky no ever changing blue or gray; A glass pane cordoning the outside from the in; Windows that … Continue reading

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On Religion – Or My Lack Thereof

Those of you who consider me a socialist pinko commie radical may be of the opinion that I am not a religious man.  You would be right. I was an altar boy of the Tridentine Mass as a kid and … Continue reading

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Cut

by toritto Lithe and lovely Eritrean girl high cheek bones, pearly whites chocamocha, caffe latte has me staring at her aquiline nose. “Hey G.I! You buy hashish today?” Smoke rings and a purple haze scotch and water, tobacco and hash … Continue reading

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Torrito at the Pyramids – A Bucket List Item

Toritto in Cairo – January 1995  So its 1995 and I’m on assignment in Cairo for the Great American Travel Company – for the second time in 4 months. Last time I was here I made the “mistake” of making a number of … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Rant – Part Deux

Take the test See how many of these you know. Better yet, see how many your college student kid knows. (Smiley Face Here) . . ———————————————

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Sunday’s Rant

I will be 73 years old in a couple of months. The day I was born the New York Times headline screamed that the Russians were retreating at Stalingrad before General von Paulus’ all conquering German 6th Army and the … Continue reading

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Where is Harold Stassen When You Need Him?

   Harold E. Stassen – Governor of Minnesota Its intriguing to watch the Republicans twist themselves into salted pretzels. “Anybody but Marco!” Ted.  A pizza man.  Bush III.   Trump.  Jesus.  Donald Fukkin Trump Where Oh where is Harold Stassen when … Continue reading

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“Less Government” and the Social Contract

A re-post for the upcoming election season – not that it changes anything “In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets or steal a loaf of bread.” Anatole France … Continue reading

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Death of a Playboy

She wasn’t a teen beauty but she had a personality to make up for it. She was bold and confident. She looked directly into men’s eyes when she spoke with them. She was one of the first women in Italy … Continue reading

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Cover Girl

Staring darkly in the mirror wishing she was very little so if she fell and skinned her knee daddy would be there to say don’t worry honey it’s ok he’d kiss and cover-up the boo boo. And when she got to be … Continue reading

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