Halfway Through Heat Wave

vic fortezza
2 min readJul 21, 2022

Alena Analeigh Wicker, 13, has been accepted by the University of Alabama Birmingham school of medicine. Kudos, Kiddo. Photo from Google Images:

Quid Pro Joe has declared a climate emergency. No word on if any cars will be cut from the president’s motorcade. There were 85 during his trip to Italy. Will he ban the private jets of elites? Sure, he will.

Excerpt from nypost.com editorial on Monkey Pox: “…confirmed cases, at least to date, have consistently almost entirely occurred among men who have sex with men, who account for 96% or more of diagnoses where data are available…”

Headline from foxnews.com: “California alleged drug traffickers in massive fentanyl bust no shows in court after release on cashless bail.”

To the killjoys telling 54-year-old former Baywatch star Donna D’Errico she’s too old to wear a bikini — shut up! Photo from GI:

And 71-year-old Jane Seymour can wear one as well. Photo from GI:

I had the fan going from 6PM-10:20AM, which I believe is a personal record. At seven-thirty, after logging off for the day, I read for 20–30 minutes. I’ve been sitting right beside the fan. I’m getting soft. Hard to believe we’re only halfway through the heat wave.

It was a short road trip today for the floating book shop. I set up in the shade of a nearby viaduct, my least favorite spot. It would have been zero return had not young Abdullah come along. He paid double for two classics collections in Russian and two French instructionals. When he spotted Huston Smith’s The Religions of Man, he wanted to give me more, but I wouldn’t accept it. Thank you, sir, especially for your kind words.

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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 13 books in print.