24-D by Roger

D is for doors and my late dad.

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Back in May of 2014, I participated in this ninety-minute writing class from a woman named Diane Cameron. Among many other things, she’s a freelance writer who appears in the local newspaper regularly.

The directive was to think of three doors that were important in your life. Then you write about one of them for four minutes. And by “writing,” this means not taking the pen off the paper, not editing, just letting the words take us where they would.

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24-A by Roger

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macounWelcome to Round 24. The number 24 is so magical that several people have created games involving it, such as this one. “Be the first player to make 24 with all 4 numbers on the card. You can add, subtract, multiply or divide. You have to use all four numbers.”

Since I’ve done this letter before, maybe once or twice, let’s get back to basics: A is for an apple a day, an old Welsh proverb.

Apples: Health benefits, facts, research

Apples were ranked first in Medical News Today’s featured article about the top 10 healthy foods.
Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber.
The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.

What’s New and Beneficial About Apples

Researchers have long been aware of the potential for apple consumption to support balanced populations of bacteria in our lower digestive tract. However, two areas of recent research have taken our understanding of apples and gut bacteria to a new level.

The Best Apples, Ranked

My favorite eating apple is the Macoun, which is related to the MacIntosh. What’s your favorite apple to eat or bake with?

My favorite meme is ABC Wednesday, which was cooked up some 11.5 years ago by Denise Nesbitt. It was fried up by me for five years (Rounds 11-20) and for the past few rounds, Melody has been at the oven. ABCW is tastier and more nutritious when you visit your fellow bloggers and leave comments

23-X by Roger

x-letterWhen it comes to the letter X, we need to eXplain, ABCW is not an eXacting bunch. We eXpect that finding eXact X words is eXtremely difficult, because so few eXist, though if you know your Latin, Chinese or Mexican references, you may fare a bit better.

In any case, we have long been willing to make an eXception this week – anything that starts with the X sound, or has the X look, would be an eXcellent addition. We won’t eXclude you, because we don’t want to tamp down your eXuberance, or make you so eXhausted that you run for the eXits, uttering an eXpletive! We want you to eXcel, and stay on this eXcursion! Please eXamine previous X weeks to see how this works.

For those who celebrate it, Merry Xmas, which, as I have noted quite a while ago, eXperts have said eXemplifies the word Christmas!