Monthly Archives: December 2019

Welcome to 2020! On The Past and Future

A 1910 imagining of a “correspondence cinema” 0f the 21st century- not too far off from Skype or Facetime. And so we come to the year 2020 and the first day of the third decade of the 21st century. Thinking … Continue reading

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Billy and Me – New Years Eve – 1959 – 60 Years Ago

f New Year’s Eve, 1959. It was a mild winter evening in Brooklyn that year. A good night to be in Times Square…not that we were there. We locals always thought Times Square was for tourists. Billy and me were walking the Coney Island boardwalk. Next year – … Continue reading

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Our Descent into Barbarism – What We Did In The Decade

A Re-Post from December, 2014 – Lest We Forget From the Huffington Post and the Senate Intelligence Committee Report: “On Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released the long-awaited summary of its torture report, revealing horrific details about the CIA’s … Continue reading

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In The Company of Cranes

Went out this morning to put gas in my car and found some of the locals camping out on my property under the live oak casting the shadow. Those of you who read me know that they live here near … Continue reading

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Our Fabulous Christmas Wedding – 56Years Ago Tomorrow

An annual December repost Feeding the groom -her father in the background ….so I had just turned 21 and in basic training at Ft. Dix N. J. and she was 18, fresh out of high school the previous June  (I took her … Continue reading

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The Battleship North Carolina, Macys and Christmas, 1943 – From the Archives

Battleship U. S. S. North Carolina  Well Christmas is just one week away and those of us lucky enough to have family and friends are looking forward to a holiday filled with joy and good cheer.   Most of us … Continue reading

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Carrollwood Players Close “A Christmas Carol” in Tampa

The Carrollwood Players, Tampa’s oldest amateur theater company closed its production of “A Christmas Carol last Sunday to a full house. It was then off to an after party! Daughter Pamela and husband Rob, who played the Cratchits, can be … Continue reading

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A Christmas Greeting

Toritto and his daughters, Marie and Pamela at his 75th birthday party in 2017 . There is nothing I can give you which you have not but much I cannot give which you can take. Take Joy Take Peace Take … Continue reading

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Clark Cassius Meets Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Here I am!  That’s me in the middle! Mom and Dad Met Santa Too! Santa and I having a private conversation! I’ve been a good boy!

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Thoughts on Writing Out Christmas Cards – From the Archives

g Into the mail box the cards are delivered, angels, a manger, the star and a lamb as the rural carrier makes her rounds listening to the plaintive sounds; the bleats of sheep the clopping of camels the shuffle of … Continue reading

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