Author Archives: toritto

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. :-)

Zoom Technology During the Days of Corona!

So here we are in Florida staying home and keeping our distance while trying to stay in touch with family and friends.  I hear regularly from everyone I know via text and email wanting to know how I am doing.  … Continue reading

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Geek Love – Poem #42 – From the Archives

What are we you and I? I mean really? What are we made of? Mostly water. Lots of Carbon. A bit of zinc. A touch of Calcium. A dash of nitrogen. We think therefore we are. Maybe. How do we … Continue reading

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A Lucky One

This morning I rose at about 8 A.M., earlier than with  the alarm perpetually set at 8:30.  I showered, didn’ tbother to shave, brushed my 11 remaining teeth, put in my denture, smiled at my reflection in the bathroom mirror, … Continue reading

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Captain Brett Crozier – U.S.N

The commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt has been removed after saying the US Navy was not doing enough to halt a coronavirus outbreak on board the aircraft carrier. In a letter, Capt Brett Crozier had urged his superiors to … Continue reading

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Visions – Poem #39 – From the Archives

  It must have been two in the morning both of us on the living room floor the flickering of a late late show casting shadow and light in black and white after a blazing July day at the shore … Continue reading

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Thoughts While Social Distancing

Totitto social distancing.  There are worse places to hunker down. Well its another day sitting at the keyboard at home during the time of the virus, pondering what to write about. So much to ponder.  Yesterday I ventured out to … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Station – Poem #37 – From the Archives

I saw her on the platform sitting waiting for the train the same as I remembered little changed from Soho days. We spent our days in Soho loving through the afternoons but we wanted very different lives too great a … Continue reading

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