by Tommi Avicolli Mecca
Even though Ivanka Trump and hubbie Jared Kushner apparently convinced Daddy Dearest not to overturn the pro-LGBTQ executive order that was enacted by former president Barack Obama in 2014, I do not stand with Ivanka and Jared. I stand with them.
Even though in his statement, he, whom I call Not My President, said that he was “determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community,” I do not stand with him. I stand with…Continue
This song is just permanently stuck in my brain as the eternal question:
Where do we go from here now that all of the children have grown up
And how do we spend our time knowin' nobody gives us a…
And engulfs the spirit
Who knew the weight of nothingness
Could devour a person…
The Day Dream.
Source of Creativity and Escape
Thirty years or so ago a psychiatrist came to address our service club about Alzheimer’s disease. Jokingly, he said, “Forgetting where you left your keys is not dementia. Forgetting what they are for is.”
I don’t think I have impending dementia, but I…Continue
Caring House Great Room
Tomorrow is my last radiation treatment. That will make 25 “regular” treatments in which an area of my body was bombarded with x-rays, and 8 focused treatments with “electron beam”. I will have been at Caring…Continue
by Tommi Avicolli Mecca
Simeon, at 16 you helped desegregate lunch counters in your hometown of Kinston, North Carolina. You taught me so much about nonviolent struggle. You were my hero.
Saj, I'll never forget how you outsmarted that NJ state trooper who was so eager to bust us. Your words to me that final time I saw you will remain with me forever.
Steven, thanks for the flower in my hair at Philly pride 1972 and for the good times at La Maison…Continue
Hippocrates in 400 or so BC wrote about a study of patients who had what he called…Continue
Like most of my past efforts to maintain a journal of events my best efforts are intermittent at best. Part of becoming a geezer is an increased focus on healthcare, so a couple of weeks ago Brother Bill and I went to see Doctor Yount, who is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and family practitioner. He also is an adjunct professor at the University of North Texas and on the day of our appointment one of his students, a pleasant young man, was observing his practice. With our permission he…Continue
I came across a news story a couple of nights ago about a thirteen-year-old boy in Staten Island, N.Y., who was attending a private Catholic school. His name was Danny Fitzpatrick. Danny was bullied. Danny was bullied mercilessly. Not only did he feel his “friends” failed him, but the adults Danny went to at the school and asked for help from failed him. Danny felt he himself failed too. So, six days ago, he took a belt, went up to the attic in his home, and hanged…Continue
With Trump consistently shooting himself in the foot with his randomly uttered lunacies, Faux News and Tea Party Republicans are resorting to the vast right wing conspiracy strategy to sew doubt about HRC: In prime time, Sean Hannity carries out a Clinton medical ‘investigation’.…Continue
Yesterday was my husbands 68th, a reminder to me mine is next month. For the next month I will get to be his "younger woman". He will be my "older man".
Given the social and economic justUS culture I live in, if I have been cursed in life it is that my sense of purpose and meaning in my life, my soul, is so dependent on and directed toward the extent to which my waking moments, my thoughts, my actions are to me cognitively contributive to the well-being of others in a…Continue
SBA sent this to me in a PM and asked me to post it as a favor. All politicians shape the truth and depending who she's addressing, Hillary is certainly no exception:
In an excellent four part series writers at Boston University document a disturbing trend in research in the United States.
For decades privately funded research of a more goal oriented design has outstripped publicly funded basic research in dollars spent. In recent years there has been a decline in private funding, as well. The result is that the landmark…Continue
Our necks are very important to our general welfare. If you've ever had a crick in your neck you know this to be true, a sore spot in that area can ruin an entire day and nothing except time makes it subside. Believe me, I've tried many times and I just have to bear it.
I went to two doctors today, one for the…Continue
Which will I choose: A back brace, or a broom?
I’ve always had a strong sense of self. But like many women, when I became a mom, I lost a lot of it.
It’s not because I give my son unconditional love and as much of my attention as I can (and as seems…Continue