I mentioned in another post that I was waiting to build my Acropolis memory palace until I had more photos and floor plans available.
I just found models of the Acropolis in Google Sketchup. You can move the model around. Here’s a screenshot: Read more
I’ve been traveling for about two weeks and am very behind on most of my memorization projects. Read more
After I arrived on the island of Kea (Ceos) last night, I learned that the buses don’t run on the island until June, so I couldn’t get to the campground unless I wanted to pay $60 round-trip for a taxi. I decided to stay one extra night at the hotel and visit Ioulia, birthplace of Simonides of Ceos.
I ended up walking the 5.5 km up to Ioulis today, checking out the archaeological museum (no photos allowed), and making a quick memory journey. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the famous lion statue that must have been there when Simonides was young. The girl at the cafe pointed me in a direction and said there was only one road to the lion, but it turned into the typical maze of paths and stairs that are found in the Cyclades, and it was getting late. Read more
I just arrived on the Greek island of Kea, where Simonides of Ceos was from. Read more
Temple Bar Dublin
I haven’t had much time to practice lately because I’m getting ready for a trip to Ireland in early February.
I’m definitely not going to be ready for the USA Memory Championship at this rate. 🙂
In my few minutes of free time each day, I try to read a little bit of The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force. I will write a full book review as soon as I’m done. Read more
The USA Memory Championship is fewer than two months away. I don’t think I’m going to be ready by then. Because of my hand injury, I haven’t been able to practice cards at all since December, and I’m still revising my systems for numbers.
In any case, I’m going to try to go, at least to watch the event. Read more
Landed in Honolulu today. I’m working on my 3-digit images and making some progress, but time is running out… Read more