Tommi Avicolli Mecca's Blog – November 2013 Archive (3)

"the president is dead"

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

It’s re-running in my brain again, as it always does this time of year, only more vividly, having just watched a PBS special that brought it all back to life. 

Establishing shot: that classroom in that certain Catholic grade school in a working-class neighborhood in South Philly. Six days before Thanksgiving. About 30 mostly Italian kids were sitting in our wooden desks listening to Sister of the Immaculate Heart…


Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on November 18, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Move over christians, now there's atheist sunday services

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

One of the many reasons I love being an atheist is that I don’t have to go to Sunday Mass or some other service and listen to all that dribble from the bible, so-called words of wisdom from an age in which incest was best for some patriarchs and stoning a son for disobedience, not to mention slaughtering the neighboring tribesmen for being heathens, was A-okay.

Now along comes two British comedians and atheists…


Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on November 11, 2013 at 8:28am — 1 Comment

Why do cats have to die?

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

It wasn’t a surprise. I knew time was running out for my little Peaches, the eighteen-and-a-half year old cat I inherited from a former roommate when she was a mere kitten.

A little over three years ago, Peaches was diagnosed with chronic renal failure, something common in older cats. As instructed by the vet, I switched her to a wet food diet and gave her subcutaneous fluids faithfully. I read as much as I could…


Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on November 2, 2013 at 8:30am — 2 Comments


The Tree Ring Circus

Posted by Robert B. James on March 22, 2019 at 7:30am 1 Comment

Antarctic Specimen 46b

Posted by Doc Vega on March 21, 2019 at 2:00pm 11 Comments

The New Cold Is All Wet

Posted by Robert B. James on March 20, 2019 at 8:30am 11 Comments

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

Posted by Rodney Roe on March 20, 2019 at 12:24am 5 Comments

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