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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. :-)

Teaching History in “Christian” Schools

Available on Amazon as “United States History for Christian Schools” “The U.S. History text covers our nation’s history from colonial times up to the present. Special attention is given to God’s providence and the nation’s Christian heritage.”  Published by BoB … Continue reading

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On the Opera “Omar”

Well, it’s been fairly obvious to those of us who are watching that public education and public schools have been under attack by right wing parents and neo-fascist state governments for the past few years.  Leaving aside “Don’t Say Gay,” … Continue reading

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Polio Returns to America

Polio has returned to New York. A home-grown case of polio myelitis has appeared in Rockland County, north of the city.   It is the first in the United States since 1979 when the disease was wiped out in America. Since … Continue reading

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Health Care Tidbits

Well considering developments and happenings this past week I decided it was time to post some words on healthcare in America.  Sometimes it’s hard to believe the shit that goes on before our eyes. First a few words on the … Continue reading

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On Living in a Car

So eldest daughter, attorney/prosecutor notices she is having difficulty starting her VW Jetta and after a bit notices the “check engine” light is flashing. So off she heads to the local VW dealer to have it checked out. The technician … Continue reading

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The Politization of Florida Law Enforcement

Sheriff Chad Chronister and the Fascist DeSantis last week Well Trump wannabee Ron DeSantis. in endeavoring to be the heir apparent and neo-fascist Duce. showed this week that he can be as vindictive as his Dyed Blond Don and abuse … Continue reading

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Making Angie Cry – August,1945 – from the Archive

Toritto – 1945 Everyone was so happy that day, I didn’t know why they were happy, but I was happy too.  I rode on daddy’s shoulders down 13th avenue, passed the Endicott theater, the waving at the happy people kissing … Continue reading

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Shukkeien Gingko – from the Poetry archive

Today is the 77th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima.   Modern Japan can give us all hope. The gingko in the Shukkeien Garden – 1945 A fossil of the Permian Age survivor of the frost the great tree holocaust do … Continue reading

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Maximus

At the turn of the century we watched Maximus the Gladiator, a feelgood epic made for a society believing it was King of the Hill. Not Rome. Us. Strength and Honor was our mantra not only how we saw ourselves … Continue reading

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Thunder in Kansas

There was thunder and lightning in one of the reddest of the red states last night. In Kansas.  Dorothy’s Kansas.  A place that had a book written about it (No.  Not the Wizard):  “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” “Not long … Continue reading

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