Tag Archives: 1960’s

On My Military Service

Toritto in Ethiopia – 1965 I never thought much about my military service after it was over. My young wife and I were glad I was out, discharged after four years in the army on November 17, 1967.  We disposed … Continue reading

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Aging Dove

Her call is growing weak and her wings are turning gray Where will she go the aging dove of peace? Young kites and crows laugh knowing that her time has passed while she sings in delusion that anyone is listening. … Continue reading

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Diaspora

by toritto The Cathedral Snack Bar – Asmara, Eritrea Bougainvillea Passegiatta Old men doffing borsalinos wearing double breasted suits. Topolinos in the street run as if on memory pretty girls now walking by laughing, giving boys the eye. “Un espresso … Continue reading

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Toritto at the Hotel Torino – 1965

Welcome to the Hotel Torino! No not in Turin. In Eritrea. First you need some background on how geeky Toritto wound up in Eritrea in 1964. No surprise. We had troops there. We have troops everywhere. One Spring day while … Continue reading

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