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Monday, Monday, a day for vigils

July 24, 2013 

With the utmost respect to the good Rev. William Barber and all my friends who have been faithfully showing up on Monday afternoons, I offer a few alternative events for your consideration:

Morale Monday: A vigil in support of maintaining collective, positive attitude in the hope that it can’t get worse than this.

Morel Monday: A vigil in support of the cultivation and consumption of mushrooms, even those that induce an inconceivably bizarre reality such as the one induced by the last election.

Amoral Monday: A vigil against those operating seemingly without the benefit of a conscience.

Immoral Monday: A vigil against those who believe they can ignore some select, inconvenient morals.

Modest Monday: A vigil in support against those obsessed with grandiosity.

Mortal Monday: A vigil in support of accepting the inevitability of death and being careful about what you might leave behind.

Moray Monday: A vigil in support of educating folks about things that might turn around and bite you.

Immortal Monday: A vigil in support of the search for life everlasting through doing permanent good.

More-all Monday: A vigil in support of everybody getting everything they want as long as you are careful what you wish for.

Mobile Monday: A vigil in support of the Alabama city where you don’t currently need a photo ID to vote.

Monkish Monday: A vigil in support of a quiet, contemplative life causing no harm to others.

Moldy Monday: A vigil in support of discarding that which is so old as to be toxic.

Modal Monday: A vigil in support of alternative forms of things like energy production or mass transit.

Motile Monday: A vigil in support of spontaneous movements effecting change.

Moneyed Monday: A vigil in support of those who have it, spreading some around by paying their fair share of taxes.

Molar Monday: A vigil in support of universal access to dental care.

Mortgage Monday: A vigil in support of those who have lost their job and are in hock up to their eyeballs.

Meddle Monday: A vigil in support of those who question your right to poke your nose into my private business.

Morose Monday: A vigil in support of folks’ right to a really bad attitude right now.

Mourning Monday: What we all should observe if the next election goes like the last.

Donald J. Miller of Raleigh is a former employee of the N.C. Rural Economic Development Center and is now an investor and entrepreneur. He has attended three “Moral Monday” events.

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