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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. :-)

“It Was The Best of Times…..

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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A Christmas Card

. . Back in January I wrote about my youngest daughter’s artistic endeavors which began when she was a child.  You can read about it here: One of the things she enjoys doing is creating greeting cards for family … Continue reading

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It’s Beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas!

Toritto’s House – I moved into this home 14 years ago today with my two daughters. . Looking out back last night to homes across the road and fronting on the great swamp.  Few, other than the neighbors who live … Continue reading

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A Lesson From The Passing of George H. W. Bush

“Words that everyone once used are now obsolete, and so are the men whose names were once on everyone’s lips: Camillus, Caeso, Volesus, Dentatus, and to a lesser degree Scipio and Cato, and yes, even Augustus, Hadrian, and Antoninus are … Continue reading

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The Real King of England

Edward IV  – King of England In June of 2012 an Australian guy named Mike Hastings, a forklift operator living in the outback, passed away at age 71. Why was his passing noteworthy?  Why did his passing rate an article … Continue reading

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Maoz Tzur

For the first night of Hanukkah and in memory of those murdered last month at the Tree of Life synagogue. Isaac Salinas and the Philharmonic of Mexico . Best wishes to my Jewish friends and readers . . ——————————————-

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Incels and Soy Boys

Elliot Rodger – self identified Incel Anyone remember Isla Vista? Yes I know; there have been so many mass murders nowadays that that it is difficult to recall one back in the spring of 2014.   I wrote about it … Continue reading

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