Monthly Archives: August 2015

September! It’s Birthday Month!

A re-post from previous birthdays! September 10, 1942 Last week I had a bad cold and sat in front of my t.v. watching whatever was on; watching, dozing, watching. Turns out I was tuned to a history channel which was … Continue reading

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Going Bi-Coastal

Toritto at 40 in 1982.  I can’t believe my hair was so brown! Tomorrow I will be leaving the virtual world for a week or so. I am traveling to spend time with my eldest and her hubby; going from … Continue reading

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Diaspora

by toritto The Cathedral Snack Bar – Asmara, Eritrea Bougainvillea Passegiatta Old men doffing borsalinos wearing double breasted suits. Topolinos in the street run as if on memory pretty girls now walking by laughing, giving boys the eye. “Un espresso … Continue reading

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Fascist Italy, Adowa and the Conquest of Abyssinia

by toritto Most folks know of fascist Italy’s conquest of Ethiopia in the 1930’s. The conquering of Abyssinia was greeted in Rome with wild celebration culminating in Il Duce’s famous balcony speech from the Palazzo Venezia – “I have given … Continue reading

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Long Hot Summer

by toritto Do you think we’d see the light if sunshine cost the wealthy something or would we live in blackest night outside the gates and out of sight while stepping over homeless vets, passing the line at the free … Continue reading

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Perfection

Hell must be empty she thought ‘cause all the demons are here in this dark lonely place she once thought was heaven. He was life sucking in his perfection leaving her an empty husk no longer the woman she once … Continue reading

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NLRB Rules Against College Football Players

Well the college football season will soon be upon us and here in Florida as well as in the rest of the country the hysteria will continue until the national champion is crowned.  Having attended City University of New York … Continue reading

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