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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. :-)

Rationing Cancer Meds

So yesterday while I was researching and writing about the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia buying up a sport, I came across an article about the extreme shortage of cancer fighting drugs here in the good old USA. Now we … Continue reading

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Saudi Crown Prince Buys Golf!

Let me begin by stating flatly that I am not a golfer.  I have no interest in the game. As an Italian kid who grew up on the lower economic rungs it’s not a game which ever crossed my mind. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Pamela!

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The Eulogy – 06/03/2005

On what would have been her 60th birthday we placed her ashes in their final resting place after a short service. I spoke these words to our family over the bronze box. “How painful the words of John Greenleaf Whittier: … Continue reading

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“Kill the Gays,” Uganda and DeSantis Pastor

Well the attack on gay people goes on, not just here in Florida but in spots around the world. The president of Uganda signed a punitive anti-gay bill on Monday that includes the death penalty, enshrining into law an intensifying … Continue reading

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Eh, Is the Air Any Cleaner?

Well the beginning of hurricane season will soon be upon us here in Florida and it will be our turn to see what climate change brings us. Of course we all know climate change is a leftist fraud.  The weather … Continue reading

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If Poetry Could Raise The Dead

If poetry could raise the dead the earth would bleed where they had bled to flow back into fallen soldiers who would rise, young and filled with wonder and they would laugh and smile again the millions, shaking dirt from … Continue reading

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The Messenger – 1967

When your son was killed that summer night you were filling up the car, you didn’t know ‘till you saw my face what I already knew. While you slept your husband died on a hill outside Dak To, you had … Continue reading

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Tomb – for Memorial Day

Arlington The Cenotaph A grey slab ‘neath the Arch de Triumph. Eternal flames and flowers. Before the Great War there was no monument to the nameless, faceless dead, no great tombs to the common man. No stone edifice honored the … Continue reading

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Ok! Truth or Prank!!

He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved. Psalms 104.5 Sometimes you think “This must be a joke!” You look around, suspect you’re being pranked.  Your mind says “No, this can’t be true!  No one can … Continue reading

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