Monthly Archives: September 2013

Nice Brain Training Tool

I just came across a pretty good online brain training tool, and the best thing is that it’s free! It’s called Cambridge Brain Sciences, and it lets you test and presumably improve your performance in the areas of memory, reasoning, concentration and planning. You have to create an account so that it can keep track of your progress over time, and it will give you nifty little graphs that show where you fall on a bell curve against the general population.

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You didn’t think I’d show you one of my lower scores did you? 😉




Discovering an Unknown Skill

cropped-img.jpgFor some reason, ever since I was young, I told myself I couldn’t draw. Despite the fact that my mother was an art teacher and my brother proved in his high school art class that he had a modicum of artistic talent, I have always let the statement “I can’t draw” linger in the back of my mind.

Well, when I created this blog, I decided that it needed to have a cartoon buzzard as the header. So I got to work. I went online, searched for “how to draw a buzzard,” and found instructions on how to draw the figure you see here. Then I took a pencil and paper, and the rest is history.

So now I can never tell myself “I can’t draw,” because I have already proven to myself that I can. My next task is to draw a friendlier looking buzzard to use as a logo!