Peat Smoked Salmon
6 Bottles of Wine
3 Pairs of Socks
3 Hula Hoops
Skin Tone Cat Suit
I recently finished reading Joshua Foer’s “Moonwalking with Einstein” and have not stopped talking about it since. The book, a work of non fiction, follows Josh’s life journey from struggling journalist who happened to be covering a memory competition to becoming the Unites States memory champion.
What I found so remarkable about this book was not the author’s journey, but rather the overview of basic memory techniques sprinkled throughout the text. These tricks, well known by the likes of Plato and Cicero, have all but vanished from our society and educational system. I could not believe how effective they were and I was astounded that I’ve never heard of any of them!
It’s rare that I make an outright pitch for a book, but this one really blew me away. I don’t want to spoil the narrative, but what I can tell you is that after reading the book you’ll know how an imaginary stroll through my childhood home allowed me to recall (from memory) the to-do list at the top of this entry.
As a side note, today marks my 2 year blogaversay! Thanks to all who have been reading and contributing along the way.