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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. :-)

Carlo Buti – from the Family archive

Carlo Buti – 11/14/02 – 11/16/63 Several years ago I received an email from my brother-in-law, who is several years older than me. “Remember tomorrow is Carlo Buti’s birthday!  Proper celebrations should be made!” My reply was “How the hell do you know that?”.  … Continue reading

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In Memoriam – the Last Medal of Honor Recipient of WW2

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, whose heroics under fire over several crucial hours at the Battle of Iwo Jima made him a legend in his native … Continue reading

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“The Cardinal,” Abortion and Contraception

How many of you older folks who waste your precious time reading me have seen “The Cardinal?”  It was a film released in 1963, directed by Otto Preminger and starring Tom Tryon, Romy Schneider and John Huston, and it was … Continue reading

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Watching the Special 1/6 Committee Hearing?

If today’s stunning testimony by Cassidy Hutchinson doesn’t result in a Justice Department indictment on criminal charges against Donald Trump then history will record that AG Merritt Garland was culpable in the fall of democracy in America. .

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Sons – Part 5 of 5 – A Life Story of Choice

A couple of years after the birth of Marie he received a call from a New York colleague who had recently accepted a senior position with one of the largest gold trading banks in the world headquartered in Rhode Island.  … Continue reading

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Sons – Part 4 of 5 – A Life Story of Choice

The doctors spoke to them about a “degenerative disorder of the nervous system” and how infants with the disease seem perfectly normal at birth. The test for a definitive diagnosis could only be done at Albert Einstein Hospital in the … Continue reading

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Sons – Part 3 of 5 – A Life Story of Choice

  Richmondtown Soon after finalizing arrangements to bury Daniel he drove to her parent’s home on Staten Island where she could be with her mother and sister. He sensed it would be good for her to be with women. They … Continue reading

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Sons – Part 2 of 5- A Life Story of Choice

  And so they tell their family and friends; there is joy for them and good wishes. Those with screaming brats welcome the soon to be members of their perpetually exhausted club. Her parents look forward to another grandchild; her … Continue reading

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Sons – Part 1 of 5 – A Life Story of Choice

  The assault on Roe has succeeded ladies.  Seems like a good time for a real life story of choice. He heard her while he was in the bathroom shaving, getting ready for another day at the office. She was … Continue reading

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A Week Among the Scotus High Priests

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