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Love Letter in November

Maybe its just me.. the only one to actually sit here and wonder why my cousins in Honduras prefer to like my pictures on social media rather than send me letters in the mail as a form a contact, why instead of a hand-written birthday card I get e cards in my email, or why my boyfriend has yet to write me a… 162 more words


The History and Demise of Cursive Writing

Cursive, the Secret Language of Adults 

Cursive Handwriting – A Centuries-Old Art1

“For centuries, cursive handwriting has been an art. To a growing number of young people, it is a mystery. 

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Culture & Identity

In Praise of Penmanship

I come to the realization that I teach English, not when I have encounters with simple past and past participles, but when I get to read student writing. 664 more words

Things Cultural

Thinking about hand writing

I’ve got a wrist injury that needs some serious rest or I’ll end up with it in plaster for 6 weeks, so no painting, crafting or letter writing for me for a while. 116 more words

Demise of Cursive and the Decline of Civilization

One of my students told me that I have nice handwriting.  I realized very quickly that she was referring to the fact I was writing in cursive, which isn’t taught as ardently in schools as it was when I was in elementary school back in the 1990s.   554 more words

A Child's Time-In Simple Rhyme # 772

To practice penmanship, and writing-

Can still be beneficial, and enlightening.



Handwriting project update one

Week one of the handwriting improvement project has ended (well, it ended a while ago, but I haven’t had a moment to post about it yet – it’s been too hot for thinking*) and here is the result. 250 more words