Monthly Archives: April 2019


What drives a gifted young 19 year old pianist, the son of an Elder of the Presbyterian Church to such levels of hate?   to  Why would a son of privilege pick up an assault rifle and kill in a … Continue reading

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Vaccines – A Repost From 2016

Back in 2000 the National Vaccine Information Center, a consumer run educational non-profit, which “does not advocate for or against the use of vaccines” published an article entitled “Autism and Vaccines: a New Look at an Old Story.” The article … Continue reading

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Leon and Frida

Nadia, Frida Kahlo and Leon Trotsky arriving in Tampico in 1937 On the morning of January 9, 1937,  a Norwegian tanker carrying Leon Trotsky and his wife under guard arrived in Tampico, Mexico.   Natalia Trotsky refused to disembark until … Continue reading

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Where in the World is Toritto?

Some of you may have been wondering where Toritto has been.  Most of you haven’t seen me reading lately. Well regular readers know I was in New York three weeks ago for the funeral of my Aunt. I flew back … Continue reading

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Thinking of Michael on his Birthday

Michael 1975 – 1985 Thinking of Michael today on what might have been his 44th birthday. “Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these;  It might have been!” She sits beneath a massive oak in the … Continue reading

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On Palm – Poem #84

The children shout We’re here! We’re here! See their first palm at Florida’s border. Bodies relaxing under palm trees; cooling breezes Bora-Bora Tall palms stand outside of Baghdad giving shade to weak and weary drawing water from a well tossing … Continue reading

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It Ain’t Easy BeingTwo and a Half (Almost)!

Getting ready for another day! Mommy took me to my new school!  And its right by my house so I don’t have to commute anymore!  Yay! Work….. and play! Then I came home and rode my bicycle before dinner! While … Continue reading

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