From an article by Sean Keach at nypost.com, in my own words: Here’s a bit of trivia I’d never considered: What was the first web site? It came into being 30 years ago, 8/6/’91, the work of Sir Tim Berners-Lee, then 33, hailed as the inventor of the web, which…


Very cool. An Israeli scuba diver discovered an ancient artifact at the bottom of the Mediterrean (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit):

Leave it to the bureaucracy to proclaim nonsense. Headline from nypost.com: “NYC Board of Health declares racism a public health crisis.” Has no progress been made in race relations? Granted, many…


RIP actress Betty Lynn, 95, best known for her turn as Thelma Lou, Barney Fife’s girlfriend, in 26 episodes of . She did a lot more, mostly in TV, career spanning 1948-’90. Born in Kansas City, Mo., there are 57 titles under her name at IMDb. She…


Here’s the first page or so of the second new short story I’ve written recently.
Rob woke abruptly, breathing fast. For the past few days he had been experiencing audio dreams, hearing people’s desires. He recognized a few of the voices, tenants of the complex, relatives, friends. Had they…


Since this morning, I was without the internet until a half hour ago. It took a number of reboots to get up and running, but I think the key factor may have been plugging into a different socket. Whatever, just glad to be back.

This lovely woman hasn’t cut her…


I’ve been waiting for this since the story of the email transgressions of Raiders’ head coach Jon Gruden broke. Even though the pandering woke pro sports leagues don’t deserve any coverage or accolades, I occasionally include stuff that highlights their hypocrisy. Here’s the opening paragraph of the article filed yesterday…


Halloween brings out the bizarre. Here’s another example. I don’t know whether to laugh or puke. Photo from the :

I’ll probably disagree with NY governor Kathy Hochul 99% of the time — if not a hundred — but I like that she apologized for the nursing home debacle…


Even rock n roll rebels are vulnerable to PC. The Rolling Stones removed the classic from their set list. Fans noticed. “How come you taste so good?”

I’m familiar with his name, but I don’t believe I’ve seen any of Dave Chappelle’s work, as I’m not a fan…


Often, truth is stranger than fiction. Here’s the opening line from an article by Yaron Steinbuch at nypost.com: “A Canadian woman is thanking her lucky stars after narrowly avoiding a meteorite that slammed into her pillow while she slept.” It happened in British Columbia.

Born in Missouri, William W. Johnstone…


Psst, Mr. Fauci, Halloween comes before Christmas.

Interesting study covered in an article by Patrick Reilly at nypost.com: “… those who have a dependence on marijuana, alcohol, cocaine, opioids and tobacco were more likely to contract the coronavirus despite receiving both vaccination shots… The chance of infection rose from 3.6%…

vic fortezza

I was born in Brooklyn in 1950 to Sicilian immigrants. I’ve had more than 50 short stories published world wide. I have ten books in print.

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