| A honeycrisp apple from an organic food farm co-op.|
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)
An apple a day is some good healthy advice that has long been cited by those in the know. I've heard this since I was a kid and that's been some 60 years ago. My father loved apples and it seemed like we usually had apples around the house. If he saw a roadside stand selling apples we'd invariably pull over and when he resumed driving he'd be chomping away on an apple.
As for me I can't say I've been quite the apple fan that my dad was. Oh sure, I like apples just fine, but my preference is to carefully cut them up in neat slices and eat them piece by piece. No major chomping for me. The apple variety that I've been mostly buying and eating over the past couple years is the Honeycrisp apple--sweet, juicy and utterly delicious.
I'm maybe not eating the apple a day as suggested by health experts, but I've been eating more apples than I used to. Now if only those Honeycrisp apples weren't so darn expensive!
This Is A to Z!
No I didn't accidentally post early. What I did was set my timer for 5 minutes and then I started writing in stream-of-consciousness style about a commonly stated "A" aphorism. I could have posted about any "A" topic that popped into my head. For that matter I could have done a post about "aphorisms".
The point of all this is to refute all those who say, "I don't have time to do A to Z in April." Five little minutes is enough for any average writer to come up with something. We're not expecting every post to be a work of genius (though genius is always welcomed and admired).
So you think you don't have time to come up with a post every day in April. I've just demonstrated that it can easily be done in five minutes--or ten minutes if you include this explanatory tag to my example post. I'd be willing to bet that a good many of you could come up with a much better post than I did here. Take the Challenge and prove it.
Now you have no excuses. Go to the A to Z Blog Sign up List and add your blog. You can do this. You can do this very easily.
Now what's your excuse for not doing the A to Z Challenge? Do you think that everything you post needs to be a work of genius? Do you ever participate in timed stream-of-consciousness writing exercises?
The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge begins this Wednesday April 1st! The sign up list is still open!