In Brief

vic fortezza
2 min readSep 22, 2022

Margo Robbie and Ryan Gosling are making a Barbie movie. It will be interesting to see how it is received. I’m skeptical and hope to be surprised. Photo from Google Images:

The city of Rockwall, Texas, population 45,000, has planted a 200-foot flagpole to show its patriotism. Photo from GI:

Here’s what some may do to avoid the Putin draft, headline from nypost.com: “‘How to break arm at home’ trends following Russia conscription announcement.”

Headline from newsmax.com: “FBI Reverting to ‘J. Edgar Hoover Days,’ Expert Says.” Except that the bias is now leftward.

Dare we get our hopes up? Headline from foxnews.com: “Iranian protests taking off in 100 cities, 30 provinces, with dozens killed and widespread arrests.”

Is flirting by texts the equivalent of infidelity? Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine is getting a lot of publicity concerning his. So far, no nude shots have turned up. Photo from GI:

The regular session of the floating book shop was rained-out. I’m contemplating whether to do an evening version now that the sun is out.

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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.