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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. :-)

The Empire Strikes Back?

“This decision about Afghanistan is not just about Afghanistan. It’s about ending an era of major military operations to remake other countries.” The finger pointing on Afghanistan, how we got there, how we stayed, how we fought the war and how … Continue reading

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The Favorite – From the Archive – 2014

“Your Majesty!  Your Majesty!” Elizabeth awoke from her slumber to hear her Lady in Waiting knocking at the door to her bed chamber. “A messenger from Cumnor Place with urgent news” Elizabeth immediately knew  the subject of the news.  She … Continue reading

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Turning Florida Purple

Well the pandemic continues to rage on here in Florida as our freedom loving governor continues to oppose mask wearing mandates in schools (thousands of kids are already in quarantine),  vaccine mandates and proof of vaccination. Nonetheless, half of Florida’s … Continue reading

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Hoops and Caterpillars

Hoops! “Caterpillar” By Clark Cassius in paints I’m Four! .

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Batter Up!

Biden as Obama’s Vice President What does it mean to be the “grown-up in the room?  I’ve always thought it meant having a good sense of reality, accepting the obvious and not supporting unrealistic ideas. Being in the eyes of … Continue reading

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An Italian City in Africa – From the Archive

There is a dreamscape city in Africa. A time warp city where you walk in 1930’s Italy, where the buildings are in the “modernist” future style befitting the capital of the new Fascist Italian Empire in Africa. It is still there … Continue reading

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The Social Construct of Showering :-) From the Archive 2017

  So while the world is going to hell in a hand basket, our President is leaving innane notes at Yad Vashem which might have appeared in any high school yearbook.  In response to Manchester he pulled out the worst … Continue reading

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How Could They Not Know?

“If there’s a significant deterioration in security, I don’t think its going tohappen from a Friday to a Monday.” – Secretary of State Blinken – July 7 Blinken played Nostradamus on 7/7 and President Biden doubled down July 8 saying … Continue reading

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On The Application of Military Power – From the Archive

O Lucius Paulus! What are we doing here amongst these tribes bearing Rome nothing but enmity driving us normally benevolent men to increasing harshness? Thick as flies these little people stubborn, with studied animosity beyond all reason and human patience … Continue reading

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Taking Up Space

Lately as the pandemic once again rages here in Florida, I have begun to get very tired of anti-vaxxers  and freedom loving neo-fascists who will not don a face mask and insist that their unvaccinated little darling attend grade school … Continue reading

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