I returned to San Francisco about a week ago and started working on Esperanto again. After my intensive German course I was too busy to work on German much. My job was in English. Since I’m no longer in Austria and will probably not use German much in the future, I’ve switched back to Esperanto. Read more
Sorry for the recent absence from blog posting. Here is an update about my current situation: Read more
Since I’ve just moved to Austria, and I don’t speak any German, the company that I work for is sending me to a German language course in the evenings. It will be
15 12 hours per week in class plus homework. [Edit: I found out that the course is only four days per week, so 12 hours and not 15.] Read more
The past year has been really crazy for me, and I don’t think that I’ve described the complete story in one place. I thought that I would summarize the year and provide an update on my memory training. Read more
I’m at a conference in Jerusalem at the moment. I went on a tour of the Old City that included a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. I didn’t create a memory place there yet, but it would be a perfect building for it because of all the different sections. Check it out: Read more
I was walking around Vienna, and spotted this sign at a tram stop. First thought: 15 more mnemonic images. 🙂 Read more
I arrived in Europe a few days ago and spent some time in Vienna and Budapest. I’m so jetlagged that I’ve literally been passing out in the middle of conversations for the past few days and have trouble sleeping past 5:30am.
I wonder how memory athletes deal with jetlag when flying to competitions in places like China. Wikipedia says that it takes about one day to recover for each time zone crossed, and I think that is probably accurate. Read more
I’ve been traveling north and just reached Budapest. Tomorrow I’ll be in Slovakia for the Esperanto meeting.
I’ll catch up with the site soon, but will be busy with the Esperanto course for the next week. It the meantime, here is a photo from the Balkans, somewhere on the way from Skopje, Macedonia to Belgrade, Serbia: Read more
Here are a few photos from the trip through Northern Greece. I’m memorizing Esperanto vocabulary while traveling. I’m hoping to be able to have basic conversations in Esperanto by August 7th, possibly with the aid of Slivovica. (That will be fewer than 3 weeks of active study.)
I’ll catch up on the Forum early next week… Read more
I’m really behind on my plan to learn Esperanto. My work just takes up too much time. (A problem that I’m trying to fix at the moment.)
The positive side of not having seriously worked on Esperanto for more than a few days means I can test myself. I have until July 30th to memorize vocabulary and grammar. Then one week of immersion and classes at the Lernu Meeting in Slovakia. I’ll see where I am by that point. Read more