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Friday, June 6th 2014

Break Time: Written by Hand

At a recent family gathering, my cousin broke out a handwriting analysis book and proceeded to “read” all our scribbles. It was great fun except for a brief period where the book led everyone to believe that I might be a serial killer. Turns out I just have really terrible handwriting. Anyway, it was this event that sent me looking for more handwriting-inspired articles. Below are a few of my favorites.

Write “I feel like looking at the moon tonight” on a sheet of paper and use this BuzzFeed guide to analyze your handwriting. Ask your co-workers to do it too and say goodbye to a productive afternoon.

I love getting a handwritten note, but not one like this. In 2012, a woman found an S.O.S. note in the bottom of her shopping bag, kicking off a global human rights investigation.
[The New Yorker]

Schools are discontinuing penmanship programs, as the act of handwriting becomes less important in the digital age. But what are we actually losing when our nation’s children aren’t taught cursive?
[The New York Times]

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