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About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)

Nostalgia – From the Archives

Are the roses in bloom in the Bois de Boulogne Wild flowers ablaze in the cool Texas dawn? Do high heels still rule on the Champs-Elysee La moda high style on the Rue de la Paix? Does the temple still … Continue reading

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We.re In The Money!

Kona Village, Hawaii – 1989 – wehn I had brown hair! I’m  finally going to receive my funds from Nigeria!  My ATM card is on its way – as soon as I provide all of my personal details!  I received … Continue reading

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The Bernie Bros and the Culinary Union

Twice over the past three or fours years, most recently in June 2019 I warned of “not sweating the details” when it came to “Medicare for All” and the movement to ffimplement a single payer health care system. Well the … Continue reading

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On Winning

fWell today I received  my mail in ballot for the Florida Democratic Primary election to be held on March 17.  It lists all of the candidates who have ever expressed an interest in running for President this year.  Even the … Continue reading

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The Ugliest Valentine’s Day Card Contest – From the Archives

“You get away cheap on Valentine’s Day!” she would quip with a smile. Carnations were her favorite flower. Not roses. Carnations. Long stem reds and whites wrapped in that paper that goes inside flower boxes with a bow, a card and delivered by the … Continue reading

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The Flaw – for Valentine’s Day – From The Archives

Twas the moment she said “Hi!” to me as I left the luncheonette her face recalled but not her name though she remembered mine. I said hello and how are you as we both turned back inside to share another … Continue reading

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Algorithms – 2041 – For Valentine’s Day – From the Archives

Tell me Siri Who should I marry? Kylie and Molly both love me but I love them each so differently. Decisions are so hard to make I want to avoid a major mistake so tell me Siri for you are … Continue reading

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