Yes! Zip! Zap! It's a wrap! It's been such a ride! Finally, it's the end and I am zipping and zapping up at the finish line with victory, relief and lessons. The A to Z Blogging Challenge I must say, has indeed been a challenge but I was zealous!
I had the zeal to finish it reagardless. I missed some days but I made them up because I wanted to see the end of it. I owe most of the bumps I came across to the fact that I was not prepared one bit for this (And all those bumpy roads were expected). I found this out of the blue, on another writer's blog, and immidiately thought it would be fun. I bought into the idea and decided to be a part of it.
Important Lesson Learned: Becareful of what you wish for. Be mentally and physically prepared for the journey you choose to embark on. (Ooh yeah, you have to do your homework well lol).
Technically, this is supposed to be a post on the letter 'x'. But 'x' is a tough one. Before this post, I was thinking about words that begin with 'x'. I had a pretty tough time coming up with a word I like. I then resort to the dictionary and it did me no good because I couldn't find a lot of variety in there. So I began to think about all the scientific names of flowers that begin with the letter x. Did I hear you ask, "Why flowers?" Well, it's spring and since spring sprung, I haven't done any post on it.
And really, flowers are what put the word "spring" in this season. Of course, I had to turn my attension to science to find a flower name that begins with an 'x'. In in my findings, I came across many but they did not interest me much. Then I thought, x chromosomes! It just popped up in my head out of the blue. With chromosome, we cannot mention 'x' without 'y'. So voiala, I had to fuse my posts on 'x' and 'y' into one. Yeah, I found a creative way to do it. No, I didn't cheat! Ha!
What are x and y chromosomes anyway? Ultimately, at the mention of x and y chromosomes, we automatically mention genetics! Do you know how we get the features of our parents to become who we are? Do you have a clear understanding of what goes into the genetics of your physical appearance? These videos will take you through a step by step explanation of what genetics are all about. Enjoy the rest of the post. I hope you learn as much as I did.
W is for the 'word' in spoken word! As a poetry lover, who loves both the writing and the performance of poetry, I could not resist making a post on spoken word. During the writing of poetry and the writing of anything in general, words have to be chosen carefully to well convey the message intended.
I believe that it is not only during the art of writing that words have to be carefully chosen. Our words in everyday life, whether spoken or written have the power to make or break us. Our words in any form can hurt our neighbor. Our words have the ability to make someone's day.
Words from us can either encourage or discourage other people. They make up our thoughts and intensions. Therefore, words do more than speak. They do speak but the art of creating a piece with them, like poetry, speaks even louder! I hope this video of poetry performance speaks to you! W is for word! W is for the 'word' in spoken word!
I have not walked on common ground,
Nor drunk of earthly streams;
A shining figure, mailed and crowned,
He makes the air so keen and strange,
The stars so fiercely bright;
The rocks of time, the tides of change,
Are nothing in his sight.
The universe blows my mind! I never could imagine it's expanse and amount of creatures and things it holds. It's our place of existence and that of other organisms. It's vast, it's amazing, it's incredible and everything in between. Everyone has their own understanding and interpretation of how the universe came about, when it began and when it may even end. Having an understanding of the universe is one thing, accepting that of others is another. Either way, information sharing and the gathering of knowledge that others may have is always important. This is an amazing informative doccumentary on the universe. It mainly dwells on the science and a historical knowledge of the universe. Enjoy!
A Brief Hisstory Of Time
This is a history of how we have twenty-four hours in a day. It was previously published on the Writer's Almanac.
was established on October 13, 1984. This was done using the longitude line running through Greenwich in London, England. It's the origin of why we say GMT, or "Greenwich Mean Time," to use as a standard point of reference for time zones.
Before the notion of standard time, cities around the world were using the local position of the sun to set their own official clocks. But this became a problem in the second half of the 19th century, when new technology gave rise to new forms of transportation, like steam engines and trains. Trains could travel so fast over such long distances that train conductors needed to readjust their clocks to local, uncoordinated time. They would have to do it many times on a single long train ride, and it was all very confusing.
And so in 1879, a man named Sanford Fleming suggested that we divide the world into 24 hour time zones. Read The Rest On The Writer's Almanac
What is your top secret? What is your darkest secret? What's the sweetest secret you have ever kept and from whom or for how long have you kept it? I'm not talking about the kind of secret that you told someone not to tell anyone and that person ended up telling a million others not to tell anyone else and then it no longer became a secret. It gets confusing how secretive a real secret should be. But is there really a "right" time for sharing our secrets? I wonder.
When I thought of sharing secrets, I remembered the most recent ''secret'' story I have heard all year. You may already have heard of it but I still decided to share it with you because it is a story that triggered my thinking. It got me questioning a lot of things. I questioned human behavior with regards to secret sharing. I thought deeply about our ability to boldy tell our secrets to others. Do you think some secrets are simply unshareable? Take a listen and I'm sure you will learn a thing or two!
Do not let anyone tell you rejections don’t hurt no matter how tough you maybe. Now, imagine a world with utter bliss and completely devoid of rejection of any kind. We would not hurt so much like we do. No, make it never hurt at all. Why do we feel depressed if we do not get that famous school, that luxurious job, that promising program or that big position which appeared in our daydreams and night dreams on a daily basis before we applied to them?
Tell me why we even get jealous when someone we are not attracted to openly appears not so into us? Whether it is a dating calamity, being forgotten in a group outing or being the only friend not tagged in a friend’s Facebook note, it’s tough to brush the slightest rejection off our shoulders. Ouch! They hurt! Yes, rejections hurt. But do we really have control over rejections?
The "How?" And "Why?" Mind Load
Whoever said ignorance is bliss never really had any questions to ask. Yes, I said it! But is it really? If you asked me, I would say....uhm NO! You knew that was coming, didn't you? OK! Let's think about it for a minute. Whoever has any kind of question to ask knows that those questions are meant to be asked. Finally, anyone who gets their burning questions answered, becomes relieved of that mental torture of "not knowing."
I believe that naturally, humans are made to be curious. The art of questioning is probably the only feature, unique to humans. Personally, I have not seen or heard another kind of creature asking other creatures questions before. Developing a habit of putting your questions in the open does not only lead you to interesting findings but also, it creates a space for you to empty that heavy load of question marks that may be housed in your mind.
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