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Z is for Zoologist

Once again I have picked a theme for the A to Z Challenge. This time I aim to entertain rather than to educate. My theme is careers or occupations. I begin with a piece of creative writing.

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Zoë and Zak are zoologists. They do not work at the zoo, although some of the people they studied alongside do. They have learned about animals of every size form zebras and zebu to microscopic organisms known as protozoa. Zoë and Zak specialise in marine life. They like to work out of doors. As well as conducting surveys along the shoreline, they visit schools to speak about conservation, especially about the damage carelessly discarded rubbish can do. Plastic is dangerous to marine life (among other creatures). There are campaigns to clean up coastlines, but it is an enormous task. However, every little helps. #2MinuteBeachClean

Further reading: Zoology

Zoological gardens

King Solomon included zoology in his wealth of knowledge. 1 Kings 4: 29-34

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Y is for Yachtsman

Once again I have picked a theme for the A to Z Challenge. This time I aim to entertain rather than to educate. My theme is careers or occupations. I begin with a piece of creative writing.

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Yvonne is a yachtswoman and Yuri is a yachtsman. They learned to sail as youngsters on inland lakes. Later they served as crew in offshore regattas. They yearn to sail solo around the world, but it might take them years to earn enough to finance such a venture. Meanwhile they are learning all they can about winds and currents and the experiences of other people, who have set of on circumnavigation of the globe.

Further reading: Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome (and all his other books)

Sir Francis Chichester

 

Sea travel was used in ancient times. Jonah found a ship that was going to Tarshish. Jonah !  (Why not read the whole Book of Jonah? It is very short.)

St Paul was shipwrecked Acts 27 

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X is for Xylophonist

Once again I have picked a theme for the A to Z Challenge. This time I aim to entertain rather than to educate. My theme is careers or occupations. I begin with a piece of creative writing.

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Xavier and Xena are xylophonists. They play other percussion instruments as well. They played on toy xylophones as children. Now they have studied music to a high level. Their favourite piece is Fossils from the Carnival of Animals by Saint Saens. The xylophone is still their favourite instrument. After all, with names beginning with X, what would you expect?

Further reading: Evelyn Glennie

Xylophone

The Carnival of the Animals – Fossils

Psalm 150 has already been mentioned in this series of A to Z posts. It has a list of instruments on which God is to be praised. Surely all instruments (including the xylophone) may be used to praise God!