Memory Lapse
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After turning forty, my memory became like water running through a sieve. Short term memory has gone the way of Beta cassettes and eight track tapes.


Why is it that I can remember my first haircut 42 years ago, what I wore to a wedding 20 years ago, every line of dialogue from classic 1960’s Star Trek episodes, but can’t for the life of me remember what I did with the pen that was just in my hand or a piece of mail I was just reading?


How is it possible to lose an item without physically moving from the spot where I just had it in my hands? I would forget my brain if it wasn’t attached to my head. It’s utterly infuriating, and I suspect it will only get increasingly worse as more and more brain neurons stop firing and as I move closer to...

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