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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. :-)

What to Say – (For Valentine’s Day) – from the Poetry archive

What do you say when she asks “How do I know you love me?” Don’t say “I don’t; I only love your ass.” Don’t say “You have to ask?” She does; she just did. “You should know by now” doesn’t … Continue reading

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Guns and “Law Abiding Citizens.”

Well it was just about a week ago that I wrote about guns, mass shootings in America and ammo-sexuals. I posted about wo mass shootings; one killing ten in California and another eleven shot at a club in Louisiana.  Just … Continue reading

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Valentween!

Vampira and Bela Lugosi 22″X 28″ poster board Done in soft pastel chalk, Magic Marker and colored pencil. Each year as Valentine’s Day approaches, the St. Petersburg art community hosts the Valentween art show with the theme always a mixture … Continue reading

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R.I.P. – Tyre Nichols

; “This video shows footage of body camera and surveillance camera footage released from Memphis police in January 2023 following the death of Tyre Nichols. Four videos, three of individual police body camera footage and one of surveillance footage, show … Continue reading

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Tales You Won’t Hear in Florida Schools – #2

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Stories You Won’t Hear in Florida Schools

Once upon a time (1826) a slave girl was born in Clinton, Georgia to a mixed-race slave mother owned by a wealthy planter, Major James Smith.  Our Major Smith is the father of the little girl. He was married with … Continue reading

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On Religion and the Belief in Myths

Snake Handlers Ever get “followers” who never leave a “like?”  Never leave a comment, New subscribers who, if they even have a blog, put up posts completely antithetical to your beliefs? I’ve had a few.  One in particular.  I regularly … Continue reading

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Another Weekend in America

Well it’s Monday and it was just another weekend in America. Two mass shootings; one killing ten in California and another eleven shot at a club in Louisiana. I used to write about these events but they have become so … Continue reading

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Health Care Scams

Last June I was having some intestinal issues and after discussion with my doctor on the phone I proceeded to the emergency room of my local hospital.  I met with a physician for about fifteen minutes, gave blood and urine … Continue reading

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Romans. Gladiators and Football

Well its football playoff time here in the U.S. of A. and the screaming, fanatical fans are packing the stadiums to watch two teams bludgeon each other for 60 violent minutes so that one of them can move on to … Continue reading

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