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…

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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…

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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…

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

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