Monday 13 July 2015
A is for Alpha
Alpha International, a Christian website, is likely so dubbed based on the New Testament scripture at Revelation 22:13, "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End."
In the animal world, including humans, alpha signifies having the highest rank in a dominance hierarchy: the alpha female of an elephant pack, baboon alpha males, etc.
Alpha is also an investment term.
Since this is the alpha, or premiere, post of the round, I should reiterate the rules, but, basically they are:
* Write your blog post, mentioning (preferably linking to) ABC Wednesday, and being relevant to the letter of the week
* Link your blog post to the Linky thing circa Tuesday at 4 pm, Greenwich Time. Link to the specific post. So when I participate this week, I'll be linking (SPOILER ALERT) to http://www.rogerogreen.com/2015/07/14/a-is-for-hank-aaron/, not just to http://www.rogerogreen.com/. (This is a concept I'd tried to explain before, and TOTALLY confused some participants, so I hope this is clearer.)
* VISIT other participants. In general, people are more likely to visit you if you visit them. Our ABC Wednesday team will visit you too.