Category: Groundhog Day List

What Impossible Thing Can You Try For A Week?

A week ago I started “trying” to practice handstands in the middle of the room.  I have worked for years to have the strength and muscle awareness for this pose, and am very proficient at the wall, but I was…

Public Performance

Last night I was in the Minneapolis airport waiting for my baggage when I noticed a piano sitting in the corner with a sign that said “Play Me”. You might remember that I started learning how to play the piano…

More Memory Observations

When people find out that I’m memorizing cards, there are two common responses.  The first is an assumption that I’m learning how to count cards to be a gambling card shark and the second response (the one Tim gave me),…

Card Memory Results

OK, it’s been 8 days since I first wrote about improving memory and how to use a mnemonic technique to memorize things in order.  I originally said that I thought by spending only 5 minutes a day, that by day…

Card Memory – Day 7

Today is Day 7 using a mnemonic technique for remembering cards.  Not only is this a fun party trick, but it gives practice using mental images and memory locations that can be used when remembering other things. So far we’ve…

Card Memory – Day 6

If you’ve been following along, we’ve been working on a mnemonic technique for remembering cards. We’ve only spent about 5 minutes each day but so far have memorized mental images for Jacks through Aces.  When memorizing, it’s best to learn a…

Card Memory – Day 5

The last four days we’ve been learning a mnemonic method for remembering items in a certain order by making mental images and placing them at various locations.  I don’t really care so much about the end result of being able…

Card Memory – Day 4

Have you been following along with the mental images for Jacks through Kings that were in the last three posts?  If so, nows the time to practice the process of creating different images for sets of three random cards. Get…

Card Memory – Day 3

If you’ve been following along, the last two days we’ve memorized images for the Kings and Queens in a deck of cards to practice a technique for remembering things.  Now it’s time for the Jacks.  Once again I’m picking images…

Card Memory – Day 2

If you’ve followed along, yesterday we memorized the four kings in a deck of cards.  Today we’re going to add the queens.  I think it will work best if the images have inherent association to the cards, so here is…