Tommi Avicolli Mecca's Blog – September 2016 Archive (2)

This violent country

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

Yesterday, my friend Alison and I arrived at the Main Library here in San Francisco only to find that access was all but blocked by police cars and caution tape. A drama was unfolding. A guy had an assault gun and was threatening to shoot others and/or kill himself.

It was another day in an America that has become synonymous with violence: police shootings of unarmed black men, endless wars in other countries,…


Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on September 25, 2016 at 12:07pm — 6 Comments

Have a seat during the national anthem

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

How many people know that the melody for this country’s national anthem, a song that is impossible for the average person, and many a damn good singer, to sing, was taken from “To Anacreon in Heaven,” a British song about womanizing and boozing?

Seems appropriate, considering how it’s sung at sports events where people partake of enough booze to intoxicate a whole city for a year. 

People may…


Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on September 2, 2016 at 8:30am — 21 Comments


One Flew Under Radar

Posted by J.P. Hart on June 18, 2019 at 3:15pm 0 Comments

Tolerance and Bigots

Posted by alsoknownas on June 18, 2019 at 2:20pm 4 Comments

Where Jaws was Filmed

Posted by J.P. Hart on June 18, 2019 at 11:19am 1 Comment

I’m Not A Buddhist

Posted by Robert B. James on June 18, 2019 at 7:42am 2 Comments

2 Questions for Kosh and Jon

Posted by Ron Powell on June 18, 2019 at 2:30am 9 Comments

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