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Mike Crowl
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Writer, composer, musician, and occasional amateur actor. And, of course, Christian.
Writer, composer, musician, and occasional amateur actor. And, of course, Christian.

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No substitute for hard work
This is one of a series of posts on memorization of text; in particular in relation to trying out a new technique.  Getting the first part of Ephesians chapter 3
under my belt took longer than I expected. When I came to join it to the rest
of the chapter - ...
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Make it harder, not easier
Twelve lines of text ought to be easy to learn
– you’d think. But the first twelve lines of Ephesians chapter 3 – equating to
the first seven verses – have proved very hard for my memory to retain. Considering this, however, I remembered that
when I was mem...
Make it harder, not easier
Make it harder, not easier
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Better late than never
This post, which first appeared on Jason Goroncy's blog  should have been copied here at the time...for some reason it got lost in transit, and has only surfaced four years later. Better late than never...  Some
moons ago, I posted   an interview   with the...
Better late than never
Better late than never
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Abstract and concrete
The initial letters technique  (ILT) that I used recently on Vassar Millar's poem, Morning Person , worked well with that piece. I think this was because the poem is quite 'concrete' in the sense that there are lots of images throughout, and it's all very a...
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Praying and believing
Let us now take a few instances in order to see the practical working of this experimental fellowship, or partnership, with the Father and with the Son. Suppose there are two believing parents who were not brought to the knowledge of the truth until some ye...
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Darwin's Secret Sex Problem
Darwin’s Secret Sex Problem: Exposing Evolution’s Fatal Flaw—The Origin of Sex, by F LaGard Smith.  For many years the thing that seemed to me most unanswered in the evolution 'history' - even more than how the eye could have evolved in such complexity by c...
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Testing the new technique
Vassar Millar A couple of posts ago I wrote about
experimenting with using the initial letters of a piece I wanted to memorize. The
initial letters act as a kind of code for reminding you how the words run in
the piece you’re learning. I wasn’t greatly impr...
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Working with Psalm 119
Back in March 2013 I mentioned that I was (yet again) beginning to learn Psalm 119, that largest of all the Psalms. In it the same theme is worked over time and again - making it extremely difficult to get your head around which line belongs where. During 2...
Working with Psalm 119
Working with Psalm 119
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Trying a new memory technique
In my last post I talked about a nonfiction book idea that I'm now pursuing instead of the children's fantasy I'd been writing. It's going to be focused around how we memorize  text , such as poetry, chapters of the Bible, playscripts and more. In this post...
Trying a new memory technique
Trying a new memory technique
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Death of a story
Some sad news...for me, if not for the few readers who actually read my kids' books. I'm abandoning book four in the Grimhilderness series. Something's just not happening, in spite of all my efforts, and I can't even blame procrastination anymore. My 'sound...
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