vic fortezza
2 min readMay 6, 2021

A Mali woman expecting seven babies delivered nine, five boys, four girls — and so far mother and children are all fine — a miracle. The kids are referred to as nonuplets. They will be in incubators for two-three months. Kudos to the staff at the Moroccan hospital where the births occurred.

It’s National Nurses Day — hail to all of them.

From an article at, edited by yours truly: Hopewell Township (New Jersey) officer Sara Erwin has been fired for posting these remarks to Facebook in June 2020: “Last night as I left for work I had my two kids crying for me not to go to work. I don’t think I’ve ever felt the way I did last night. And then I watched people I know and others I care about going into harms way. I love my police family like my own. So when you share posts and things on Facebook I’d really appreciate if you’d THINK before doing so. I’ve seen so many black lives matter [sic] hashtags in these posts. Just to let you know — they are terrorists. They hate me. They hate my uniform. They don’t care if I die.” In a 20-year career, she did not have a single black mark against her. If this isn’t grounds for a lawsuit, I don’t know what is, especially if it was her only such post.

The economy may come roaring back and help Dems hold on to their majorities. The negative effects of their policies won’t be apparent for three-four years. They’ve won and it’s up to each of us who disagree with them to adjust.

I doubt there will be a more bizarre headline today than this from “Drunk man outside Kid Rock bar in Tennessee used his colostomy bag as a weapon: cops.” Okay, country songwriters, get to work.

It was a gorgeous day to sell stuff curbside. My thanks to young Gareth, who purchased Mob Rules: What the Mafia Can Teach the Legitimate Businessman by Louis Ferrante, I’ll Make You an Offer You Can’t Refuse: Insider Business Tips from a Former Mob Boss by Michael Franzese and Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio; and to Bus Driver, who bought two thrillers: The Bad Sister by Kevin O’Brien and Resolved by former Beverly Hills mayor Robert K. Tanenbaum; and to the woman who selected a kids book; and to the gentleman who chose a Russian translation of a Nora Roberts novel; and to the young nurse who took home four kids books and B More Careful by Shannon Holmes, an urban lit novel she and her husband read when they first began dating.

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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.