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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. :-)

Free College Education! Just Not Here! – From the Archive – 2014

University of Freiburg “Tuition fees are unjust,” “They discourage young people who do not have a traditional academic family background from taking up study. It is a core task of politics to ensure that young women and men can study … Continue reading

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Can Do

Staring at the pile of bills doesn’t make ’em any smaller shuffling the envelopes doesn’t get the mortgage paid. Out o’ work a whole year now running out of unemployment must apply for food stamps soon get the kids on … Continue reading

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On “Herd Immunity”

Polio Well we are at that point in time where just about everyone who wants a vaccination has either gotten one or can easily get one one.  What we are left with is the anti-vaxxer and anti-scientific right.  And the … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Exercise

  I Love Mommy Because….. She Gives Me Snacks! Homemade Shrimp Tacos for Cinco de Mayo! Yummy! 🙂 .

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That’s All There Is – From the Archive

I’m watching toddlers frolic at the shore with squirt guns, building sand castles under the watchful eyes of their beautiful MILF mothers sitting nearby in sun hats moist in the heat, beads of sweat collecting in swells and creases, I … Continue reading

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The Picture – From the Archive

Young J. Edgar Hoover was tapping his desk with the eraser end of a sharpened pencil; it was habitual when he was feeling agitated.  And J. Edgar was agitated. He kept staring at the picture in front of him and … Continue reading

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Growing Up Clark

Coloring Easter Eggs at Grandpa’s House Like my Etch-A-Sketch? Lunch with Mommy Indian food!  Yum! Hat Day at school! Disney!  Me, Cousin Freddie and Uncle Martin Daddy, Uncle Martin, Cousin Michael, Me, Freddie and Aunt Ginny.  There’s 3  lawyers in … Continue reading

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Passing Time- From the Archives

Is this my time or not? Time flows into a man makes its home there then flows away ; the man remains but his time has passed. There was a time when the world was mine and you were mine … Continue reading

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China, Taiwan and the U.S. Military

USS Theodore Roosevelt While confidence in almost every American institution has sharply declined, not so with the military. Confidence in our armed forces rose dramatically after 9/11 and remains high. This lack of connection with war and the military among … Continue reading

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The Destruction of the Aral Sea – For Earth Day

Once upon a time when I was a young man in 1960 there was a lake – one of the four largest bodies of fresh water on earth. It was so large it was called a “sea” – the Aral … Continue reading

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