Oct 15th, 2012
I’ve been thinking a lot about this poor, neglected blog lately, and half-writing blogs posts in my head. I’m not sure when I’ll get around to writing them, though, since I’m busy these days with various work assignments (and as a freelancer, I take work assignments whenever I can get them). So rather than let this space languish even longer, I’m doing this quick post to shake some of the dust off this blog and jot down some brief thoughts.
- Here’s an excerpt from Philip Hensher’s new book, The Missing Ink: The Lost Art of Handwriting, and Why it Still Matters.
I’ve come to the conclusion that handwriting is good for us. It involves us in a relationship with the written word that is sensuous, immediate and individual. It opens our personality out to the world, and gives us a means of reading other people. It gives pleasure when you communicate with it.
I love writing things by hand but don’t do it nearly as often as I’d like. Google Calendar is optimal for family scheduling and organization, but I do miss having a hard-copy datebook with handwritten items in it. I still write letters by hand to a number of people, though, and keep a handwritten grocery shopping list.
- What has NASA done to make your life awesome? Just take a look.
- Remember those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books? I bet you’ve forgotten just how terrifying some of the endings can be.
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