A to Z

#AtoZReveal! What’s the Theme This Year?

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My sixth year doing the April A to Z Blogging Challenge! This is probably the highlight for my blog each year, and, as many of you know, I start planning for the next year as soon as the current year wraps up. Sometimes a theme is just in my head, but I do a lot of planning (I learned how important it is during the 2012 Challenge, when I had not written my blog posts in advance).

In 2012, I focused on writers (novelists, poets, lyricists, essayists). 2013’s theme was Oh! The Places I’ve Been! In 2014, I titled my posts with Smile and Say….. – yes, the A to Z of cheese. In 2015, it was Listen Up! and featured musical instruments.

Last year’s theme was Paris Between the Wars and each day featured someone who was part of that twenty-year span (1919-1939) in Paris, when the city experienced a cultural and intellectual boom.

So you may have guessed that I like to blog about food, books, music, and travel. I’d had a few ideas about my 2017 theme, but in the end, I’ve decided on something I hope is uplifting, fun, a little bit educational. This year’s theme is…..



Some of these musicals you’ll know well, some you may not be familiar with. I had tough choices to make! And with each post I’ll include a clip that features a song from that show.

Hope you enjoy! And if you’re blogging in April, let me know so I can be sure to check in.

Here’s a beautiful rendition of What the World Needs Now from Broadway for Orlando:



A to Z Blogging Challenge

I picked up a fabulous idea from fellow blogger James Duckett (http://www.jamesduckett.com) – the A to Z Blogging Challenge, which requires a blog post every day in April except for Sundays.  Actually, it’s at  http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com and was started by Arlee Bird.  So I’ll start tomorrow, going through the alphabet.   Here’s how I’m preparing:

2 – A 3 – B 4 – C 5 – D 6 – E 7 – F
9 – G 10 – H 11 – I 12 – J 13 – K 14 – L
16 – M 17 – N 18 – O 19 – P 20 – Q 21 – R
23 – S 24 – T 25 – U 26 – V 27 – W 28 – Y
30 – Z

You’ll see I left out the letter “X.”  I could have left out “Q,” but “Q” seems easier to work with than “X.”   I have no idea what I’ll write about, but if you subscribe to these blogs, you already know that my topics are varied.

See you tomorrow!