Monthly Archives: March 2020

America’s Guernica – Poem #26 – From the Archives

In a dream the guns came out drowning out the voice of reason unheard the crying little children no one cared who fired first. One side killing all the godless the other killing all the priests both were hunting reason’s … Continue reading

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Toritto’s Anecdotes

Pamela went to the bank yesterday.  Sent me a picture of the new rules for standing in line. Well its another day of staying at home here in the warm, sunny Florida semi-boonies.  I’ve decided to do laundry today; the … Continue reading

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“It Was the Best of Times – From the Archives

it was the worst of times.” Thus the opening line of Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities”  a historical novel set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor … Continue reading

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86, via Condotti – Poem #23 – From the Archives – For Rome

Crisp and clear it was that day befitting Roman January strolling down the Spanish steps to buy the International Tribune. Planned a quiet morning out to share a moment with the gods a coffee and the Sunday post  to sit … Continue reading

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On Disease

Well 77 year old Toritto has been sitting around the house these days as he keeps his social distance from everyone while maintaining contact with family and friends through the phone and internet.   I will plan a shopping trip … Continue reading

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Into Exile – Poem #20 – From the Archives

  I walk the old streets and realize they tore down the Endicott Theater to put up a savings bank in the same space where Poppa and I saw “Blood and Sand”. And Fat Tony’s Luncheonette where we’d stroll for … Continue reading

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On Class and the Virus

We’ve all heard of the Hamptons.  That idyllic place out on the eastern tip of Long Island where the wealthiest of the wealthy New Yorkers gather to party and play during the summer in their beach side mansions and swimming … Continue reading

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Oak – Poem #109 – From the Archives for Spring!

Once in a Winter of discontent I walked in furrows of deep crusted snow through a forest of spindly birch and pine and came upon the ancient oak. Thrice the girth a man could ere embrace; ten times as thick … Continue reading

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Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers!

Every once in a while, in the midst of the darkness and hunkering down waiting for better times, something happens which makes you smile. And so it happened today. Tom Brady, arguably the greatest quarterback to ever play the game … Continue reading

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The Question That Dare Not Be Asked

Across the road behind my home This morning I got up, showered, had cottage cheese and strawberries for breakfast and coffee on the lanai.  It will be sunny and in the mid eighties today here in the semi-boonies of Florida’s … Continue reading

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