Monday Melee 6/4

June 4, 2007 at 1:18 pm 4 comments

meleesmall.jpgThe Monday Melee is a Fracas project. You’re invited to participate. Get details and see the participant list here.

The Misanthropic: Name something you absolutely hate.
The ‘us against them’ tendency. Put a large enough group of people together and they’ll fragment into opposing groups. Clans, nations, religions, political parties, genders, ages: people always seem to find characteristics and criteria to use in order to unite and hold themselves apart from others. I wish we could be more harmonious.

The Meretricious: Expose something or someone that’s phony, fraudulent, or bogus.
New research reveals that sodium benzoate, a preservative commonly found in soft drinks (and other food products) can lead to cirrhosis and Parkinson’s. It has also been found that sodium benzoate, when combined with Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) under certain conditions, creates a carcinogenic called benzene. Let’s get safe ingredients in these products or get them off the market. source: Organic Consumers Association

The Malcontent: Name something you’re unhappy with.
Aging. I’m trying to do it gracefully, but it really bums me out sometimes. I’d like to be 25 again, in body if not in mind.

The Meritorious: Give someone credit for something and name it if you can.
My oldest is learning to drive a stick shift, and he’s handling the challenge with uncharacteristic patience and good humor.

The Mirror: See something good about yourself and name it.
I frequently carry out random acts of kindness.

The Make-Believe: Name something you wish for.
I’d like to have a Farmers’ Market that’s open every day within walking distance of my home.


Entry filed under: activism, behavior, health, kids, life, monday melee, science.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. fracas  |  June 4, 2007 at 1:22 pm

    Holy cow on the #2.. I guess I should go over there and read some. Sigh. It all gets so depressing, it makes a person wish they could go back to growing everything they eat themselves.

  • 2. brightfeather  |  June 4, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    I found the news about the “benzene” distressing also.

    I work at a Farmer’s Market from Victoria Day until Canadian Thanksgiving every year. The food is wonderful. It’s fresh and grown by people who are fiercely “organic”. I have developed so many allergies that I really don’t know what I would do without it.

  • 3. PrettyInTheCity  |  June 5, 2007 at 8:23 am

    I hate aging too!! I think the thought is normal for women.

  • 4. MizMinka  |  June 5, 2007 at 4:20 pm

    Ditto on the Misanthropic, the Malcontent, and the Make-Believe.

    Thanks for the heads-up on #2 and for the link to the Organic Consumers Association!!!

    I also wish I could just grow my own food. *sigh*


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