In a Fashion

vic fortezza
2 min readSep 27, 2023

It’s Fashion Week in Paris. The item below was created by Kevin Germanier. Was he inspired by Pinhead? Photo from

RIP MLB Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson, 86, arguably the greatest fielding 3B in history. Born in Little Rock, he turned down a basketball scholarship to the University of Arkansas and concentrated on baseball. He played his entire 22-year career with Baltimore. He was an 18-time All-Star, two-time World Series champion, AL MVP in 1964, World Series MVP in 1970. He was awarded 16 consecutive Gold Gloves (1960–1975). He was the AL RBI leader in ’64. He was named to the MLB All-Century Team. He socked 258 homers, had 2848 hits, 1357 RBI, and finished with a BA of .267. After his playing career ended, he served as a TV analyst for Orioles’ broadcasts. He also pursued business interests in restaurant ownership, sporting goods, money management and minor league baseball. Married since 1960, he was a father of four. A player will never surpass Robinson’s fielding excellence, only hope to be as good. Awesome, Sir. Photo from Google Images:

Maddening government waste, headline from “States would be forced to recover staggering $11B in food stamp overpayments under proposed law.” And this is only a single phase.

Caption at “After a flurry of carjackings, Baltimore company says its drivers won’t get out of their cars.” The plan is to wait until the sun is up and to throw the copy from inside. Doesn’t sound like much of a deterrent. One guy has been jacked three times. From an article by Jon Michael Raasch.

Sunshine at last! My thanks to the kind folks who bought, donated and swapped wares on this beautiful day. Here’s what sold: Jubilee by Margaret Walker, Dark Nights by Christine Feehan, Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths by Bernard Evslin and William Hofmann, Winter of the World: Book Two of the Century Trilogy by Ken Follett; Miracle Man: Nolan Ryan, The Autobiography by Nolan Ryan and Jerry B. Jenkins; They Were Ragtime by Warren Forma; Scandal: How “Gotcha” Politics Is Destroying America
by Lanny Davis. I am blessed.

My Amazon Author page:


Read Vic’s Stories, free:



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.