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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 Recent Events in America

American and Israeli flags on the walls of old Jerusalem after Trump’s announcement. Well there has been so much going on in America these days which deserve a post but yours truly has simply not had the desire to write … Continue reading

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Growing Up Male

  Clark Boy checking out the ladies! P.S. – The restaurant is called “Twin Peaks.” 🙂

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Solstice – A Christmas Re-Post

Icy cold frozen moon hanging in a crystalline sky as it was foretold Tree skeletons appear if dead save pines and ivy holly berries red Snow falls on frozen water The sun is gone The fearful cower Fires burning in … Continue reading

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Magi in America – A Re-Post for Christmas

Did the Magi follow the star across the seas to the new land, to America seeking God who will reveal himself again in a cave? God in a cave; now so difficult to find for the star is obscured by bright … Continue reading

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Maoz Tzur

for  the first night of Hanukkah – December 12 Isaac Salinas and the Philharmonic of Mexico . . Best wishes to my Jewish friends and readers ——————————————-

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Duty Called – A Christmas Re-Post

Soldier sitting by the door riding the bus in ’64 just two and twenty he was then going away ’till god knows when riding a bus through Massachusetts as the snow began to fall the bus pulled in to a … Continue reading

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The 2017 Holiday Card

Each Christmas season my younger daughter designs her own holiday card.  She majored in graphic arts and design in college and creates an original and unique card which she then reproduces and sends out to family and friends.  She began … Continue reading

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