Monday Melee 6/4
The 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.