Today begins my journey with "The Intellectual Devotional: Revive You Mind, Complete Your Education and Roam Confidently with the Cultured Class". I'm not as concerned about "roaming confidently with the cultured class" as I am about keeping my wits about me and sharpening my brain cells. This book gives one page exercises in learning and reflection. Between this, and the Lumosity app, hopefully I'll stop walking into a room and forgetting what I went in there for!
There are 365 lessons and today was History - Subject: The Alphabet. Oh, those Egyptian's and their hieroglyphics. Fascinating! The alphabet was produced so the Egyptian's could communicate with their prisoner's of war a.k.a. their slaves. Hieroglyphics had over a thousand symbols and no one could keep them all straight, they needed a leaner, meaner way to tell people what to do. I could go on but I won't. (Go pick-up the book and do this with me!)
Let's see, the weeks ahead will include knowledge of History, Literature, Visual Arts, Science, Music, Philosophy and Religion. A different topic for each day of the week. And with the information filling one page there's no way I can get bored ;-> It's a great way to spark your interest and guide you in a direction to learn even more about the daily topic. At only a page a day, I can totally commit to that!
Tomorrow is about Literature. I'm looking forward to this reading project!