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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. :-)

Peace Train – Poem #118 – From the Archive

Have you heard sweet Melanie’s song? There’s a chance peace will come in your life please buy one. How long, how long ’till the peace train holy roller? Fear I won’t live to see the light peace train gliding through … Continue reading

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in Hoops! and because I’m gonna be 5 this year and I was good at the dentist (got my teeth nice and clean!) Mom and Dad got me a big boy bed! 🙂

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Paints and Ladders – From the Archive

You gaze upwards at the ceiling peeling and stained with smoke from the candles you light daily taking prayers to heaven You shake your head in despair;               it needs paint                         yet you are … Continue reading

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Ready for soccer! We’re practicing today! Nice footwork aye? . The kick!  He scores!  Gooaall!! 🙂

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Hoops 101!

I’m learning how to play  hoops!  I play with the 5- 7 year olds even though I’m not five! I also take swimming lessons and play soccer! Good shot! I’m practicing my shots but the hardest part is dribbling!   … Continue reading

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Niches and Stones – From the Archive

Niches and stones names and dates marking unknowns to passers by Wait long enough and no one living remembers your name or brings you flowers No one; no flowers since the nineteen sixties; erased from living memory just a name … Continue reading

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Oney Judge – What You Can’t Read in School -From the Archive

The darker side of George Washington which some never want mentioned in school 0 “Advertisement,” The Philadelphia Gazette & Universal Daily Advertiser, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 24, 1796 . “Absconded from the household of the President of the United States, ONEY JUDGE, … Continue reading

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An Existential Threat

Well Covid 19 continues to spread in Florida, nearly doubling again as the D variant continues its assault on the unvaccinated.    The positivity rate has soared to 11.5%. The state reported an additional 45,489 cases the week of July 9 … Continue reading

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Transparency – From the Archive

Absent fathers, bored mothers Wild daughters Bourgeoisie bedrooms Nosferatu has come from Mexico to rape your wife Utopias and horrors Ghosts and martyrs Authority; conformity uniform insanity Fascists and Communists Psychiatrists, Psychologists The dictator is already present carrying out master’s … Continue reading

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Freedom from Faucism!

  Well its Friday and it has been an interesting week what with the rise in Covid cases, the Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff calling out Blond Don as a fascist who was plotting a coup and the … Continue reading

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