this is just a test…

Can you name all 50 US states in 10 minutes? I could, but it wasn’t easy (it took me 8:05 minutes) and I had to cheat for the spelling of Massachusetts.

I used to be so much better at all of this. States, capitals, Canadian provinces, countries – in my childhood I was a geographic force to be reckoned with. Now? I’m lucky if I can remember if a particular street is east or west of me. And if you take me out of the San Fernando Valley or my comfortable neighborhoods, I can’t even remember which way is north, south, east or west.

The brain, she be a-goin’…

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