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Invitation to be hands on..

On Saturday, a beautifully crafted personal invitation came through the post.  It was clear from the moment the assortment of envelopes and flyers landed on the mat that this was the only one that had any chance of bringing pleasure.   178 more words


The Lost Art of Penmanship

A London primary school consulting with parents on whether students should be taught more than the basics of letter formation rather than more complex handwriting. This information from this Saturday’s Guardian drew my attention. 585 more words


Learning shorthand

I like to pride myself on learning things that have absolutely zero practicality just because I think it’s cool. (Well, also for the bragging rights). Over the years, this is what I’ve picked up: 432 more words



I’ve often wondered about my handwriting and what it says about me.  I look back at some of my high school textbooks, and the notes I made in the margins.  460 more words

A Case for Letter Writing

Excerpt from an old essay of mine, “To Mail or To E-Mail?”

Should people still write letters? Reflecting on the very idea evokes such thoughts as “snail mail,” “antiquity,” perhaps even “Jane Austen.”  These days many people brand letter writing as an ancient skill that has died out. 623 more words


Thank You Notes

Handwriting thank you notes is almost a lost art, but not in our house. Our boys write thank you notes for birthdays, holidays, and other special moments. 121 more words