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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. :-)

On Amy Coney Barrett

She doesn’t look bat shit crazy does she? Well the rush is on on to replace Justice Ginsburg before  her body is placed in the ground.  And  it has been reported that Trump’s nomination to the high court is Amy … Continue reading

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Yahtzee Night!

Clark Cassius rolling the dice! Mom!  When can we go to Vegas? 🙂 .

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On Government by the Minority

Demonstrations the way they used to be – 60,000 gather in Union Square, New York to protest for unemployment insurance – lead by the communists – May Day 1934.  You don’t believe your government just gave it to you, do … Continue reading

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“Picasso” the Pooch in his Blue Period

“Picasso” in his Blue Period” In chalk and Magic Marker by Pamela (Heehee.  Looks like Ollie?) 🙂 The artist as a young girl

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To The Barracades

  Well ladies, the time for you to do battle has come. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead and Conservatives are salivating at the prospect that Donald Trump will be able to install a third member to the Supreme Court.  Such … Continue reading

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In Memoriam – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Rest in Peace.   Well Done!

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For Nickie – Who Would Have Been 72 today – A Re-Post

Mom holding baby Nicholas.   Taken in Brookville Lake State Park on Long Island, Spring 1949. Nicholas, Alfred  and me. In that order, youngest to oldest. The three sons of Danny and Mary. Mom, me, Alfred and Nicholas in front at … Continue reading

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“The Great American Comeback!”

That awkward moment when it looks like a Nazi rally. Well we are down to 50 days until Election Day; in my opinion the most important election in my lifetime.  Actually it is less than 50 days.  Four states will … Continue reading

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9-11 in Middletown

The town in New Jersey where I lived, where my girls went to high school and on to Rutgers and Monmouth University, where I buried a son in 1973, lost 37 people in the attack.  Just folks going to work who … Continue reading

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Running With Stars – From The Archives For My Birthday!

Today is my 78th birthday.  I never thought I would live this long, being a Type 1 diabetic virtually all of my life.  I  survived a burst appendix in 1965, a heart attack in 1995, a stroke in 2004 and … Continue reading

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