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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. :-)

Green Cathedral – For Veteran’s Day

The son of the Allentown butcher will lead the way point man on the sweep today through God’s heavenly green cathedral Verdant canopy reaching to heaven flickering sunlight illuminates a mottled parrot red and blue while on the moss a mantis … Continue reading

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Great Days!

Clark was born the night our Great Leader was elected.  I drank that night to happiness and sorrow.  But the sun has come out and tomorrow Clark Cassius Wolf will be four!  Yesterday he had a pizza birthday party at … Continue reading

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I’m Done

Can this moron find a bigger gun? Well I’m done. My country showed  me what it has become last night and I don’t like what I see.  In fact, I  don’t recognize it. While the election hasn’t been decided yet … Continue reading

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On Being American – For Election Day

I rode a train in Africa through lands where once the Fascists came and people frowned and turned away when ‘ere they learned my family name. “No!  I am an American!” a smile , a laugh a warm embrace “We … Continue reading

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From a 1959 High School Yearbook

The last photo of my father who passed in 1973 at the age of 56. He thought for a moment and wrote on a blank space inside the front cover “May your days be filled with happiness with only a … Continue reading

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Halloween Parade!

Today is the school Halloween Parade!  I have to get ready! I’m going as….Alexander Hamilton! Marching in the parade! That’s me waving to the crowd! I’ll have a different costume tomorrow!! 🙂

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On Unrestrained Capitalism and the Environment

by toritto Slaughter the rhino so a foolish old man can enhance his virility; the cocktail of millionaires Oh no child there aren’t any more of those; now you can see them only on History been none of those since the … Continue reading

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Orchids

by Pamela T. in chalk and colored pencil 🙂

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Pumpkin Picking Day!

Today we’re going to pick out a pumpkin at the pumpkin patch!  So many pumpkins! Decisions decisions! The Headless Horseman passed by! So hard to choose! I picked this one!  Nice huh? Mommy painted this one!  Nice lips!! Now I … Continue reading

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On Four More Years

Well the Presidential election is eleven days away.  Some 50 million people have already voted, including Toritto and his two daughters.  The last “debate” is over and now its just a race to the wire and mud slinging.  Its the … Continue reading

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