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In Defense of Writing Longhand

Years ago when I was getting my undergrad in creative writing, I wrote everything longhand. I wasn’t much of a computer person anyway, and felt much more comfortable composing pen in hand. 388 more words

Mindful Writing

The Lost Art of Cursive

The Lost Art of Cursive
New Exhibit Debuts at Hatfield Fall Festival

What ever happened to the art of cursive writing?  Find out about cursive writing and interesting related historical facts at the… 287 more words



A couple of decades ago I sent in a clipping from the San Francisco Chronicle’s Sunday Magazine along with a sample of my handwriting. The result came back in four pages of upper-case print and set me to thinking about each attribution addressed by the analysis. 158 more words

The Weekender: Penmanship in the 21st century.

During my elementary school years the one poor grade I received came in fourth grade. It was an “N” in penmanship. The “N” stood for “Needs Improvement.” (This was the equivalent of a check minus, or a “D”.) 448 more words

The Weekender

The Digital Natives Are Restless

A colleague of mine recently registered surprise and vehement disapproval when told that her local school district had abandoned the teaching of cursive writing. I wasn’t so sure. 514 more words

Cultural History