Monthly Archives: November 2017

Two Sisters of Genoa

Twin sisters of Genoa sleek, fine, rich of breeding Languorous, creating that feeling of wanting to bed with her. Old fashioned sisters living in a new age appealing only to those who do not hurry and are slow of hand. … Continue reading

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El Lector

Yesterday I put up a post entitled “Tampa Tales” about my adopted city.  It included the above photo taken in an Ybor City cigar manufacturing plant. One cannot write about Tampa’s history without mentioning cigars and the Cuban and Spanish … Continue reading

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Tampa Tales

Tampa  Most of you who waste your precious time reading me know that I live in a semi-rural area north of Tampa Bay.  I’m actually only 29 miles from the Tampa International Airport but my eldest daughter thinks I live … Continue reading

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On Speaking From The “Heart” – A Re-Post From 2015

“There are two fundamentally different kinds of speakers: those who use reasoning, and those who speak from the heart. They reach two different sorts of people, those who understand through reason, and those who understand through the heart. Speakers who … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving! Menu and All!

Unlike so many “netizens” who inhabit the virtual world, I have a real life – a life filled with daughters, family and real “friends”. Tomorrow I will depart my home without stairs and travel from the West coast of Florida, … Continue reading

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November 17,1967

b Toritto in Eritrea – `965 Tomorrow, November 17, it will be 50years to the day since I was discharged from the Army.  It was a Friday in 1967. My young wife of 22 (we would be married4 years that … Continue reading

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Passing Time

Is this my time or not? Time flows into a man makes its home there then flows away ; the man remains but his time has passed. There was a time when the world was mine and you were mine … Continue reading

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The Family Business

When an Italian begins a post entitled “The Family Business” the general population immediately and unfortunately thinks of the Corleone “family” business.  Such is the state of our culture today. This post however is about our family and the story … Continue reading

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Working Man

This must have been how it was; peering down from a hillside orchard to see Reggio or Napoli shining below for the last time looking like acres of clean cardboard as he walked away with what he could carry; hard … Continue reading

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On The “Christian” Roy Moore

  Back in late September I wrote a bit about Judge Roy Moore, whom I consider to be a true religious fanatic.  But hey, that’s just me.  The people of Alabama gave him a victory over Luther Strange (nice name!) … Continue reading

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