Posts Tagged ‘memory’

Confessions of a Once-a-Year Fiction Writer

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Now that it’s December 1, I feel like I can freely confess this: I blew off NaNoWriMo this year. I’ve written a “novel” (I use the term loosely) every year since 2004. Some are better than others; none are great. I’ve always been ok with that. I know that I’m not a novelist, but after […]

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An Elephant Never Forgets

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They say that an elephant never forgets. Lately, I wish that the same could be said about me. While on a lunchtime outing, my iPhone buzzed me with a meeting reminder. I sat and stared at it for several seconds. Was this the original meeting that I subsequently rescheduled for another day, or was this […]

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Chimps Have Better Memories

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This seems especially appropriate this time of year when your brain is strained to the limit. Japanese researchers report that young chimpanzees have better memories than adult humans. Does that let us all off the hook for the little details that we forget as the holidays approach?

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