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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. :-)

The Real Saturday Night Fever

Everyone here has seen Saturday Night Fever right? The 1977 drama film, directed by John Badham staring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a working-class young man who spends his weekends dancing and drinking at a local Brooklyn discothèque. It also … Continue reading

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Toritto’s Travels

Toritto in Massaua, Eritrea I’ve had a lot of blessings in my  life as well as tragedies.  I grew up in a poor but loving home and was never hungry or homeless.  I found love when I was young  which … Continue reading

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Luna – For The Anniversary

Tutmoses gazing ‘cross the Nile saw your image on the water Cleopatra held Caesar’s hand and kissed it by your light Nero plucked his lyre while you shined on burning Rome Did Mehmet look upon your face atop the walls of Byzantium? … Continue reading

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On Propaganda

A lie told once remains a lie but a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth . There was no point in seeking to convert the intellectuals. For intellectuals would never be converted and would anyway always yield to … Continue reading

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Great White Hunters

. . Many of you will remember these photos from my previous posts on trophy hunting in Africa.  These folks paid thousands of dollars for the illusion of a “hunt,” riding around game “reserves” – actually ranches for a couple of days … Continue reading

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Donald – My Pet Lizard

See him (or her) ? There!  Donald lives inside my lanai rent free.  In return he (she) eats any crawly thing smaller than itself.  Very helpful and joins me on the opposite chair for morning coffee! 🙂

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How To Lose An Election

Well its been a fun week so far as Emperor Don I told four elected members of the House of Representatives to “go back where they came from” which on this 50th anniversary of the moon landings in 1969 sounded … Continue reading

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