I Miss My Handwriting

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Melissa G 8 years ago from Tempe, AZ

I know what you mean--I used to write at least three pages in my journal every day, and before that I had to scribble notes furiously in countless lecture halls in college--but now, I write a page and a half and I'm tempted to fill the empty space with big bubble letters or doodles--anything to reduce the amount of writing I need to do! I think part of the problem is we're scrambling to write as quickly as we can on a keyboard, which leads to major cramping and less-than impressive penmanship.

Your cursive style reminds me of my friend Katie--who is a little sarcastic, a bit sensitive, a little dramatic, a great writer, socially-aware, and a very humerous person--so maybe handwriting really is linked to personality traits. The only red flag for psychotic tendencies that I know of is O's with double loops in them, so I think you're in the clear. :)

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Marian Swift 8 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area

What a cool, unique Hub design!

I've been a handwriting wuss for at least a couple of years now. Can't think without a calculator, either.

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spryte 8 years ago from Arizona, USA

LOL Scott! Wonderful idea for a hub and perfectly implemented. :) I used to be one of those kids with a dozen penpals around the world, writing several letters a week...always conscious of my penmanship (was it even legible). Now the thought of actually having to hand write anything fills me with a sense of futility...I don't think I could even make it to the bottom of a single page. Thanks for the morning laugh!

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somelikeitscott 8 years ago from Las Vegas Author

Melissa - whew...thank God I'm in the psychotic clear!

I think you're all right...we're trying to move our penmanship as fast as a keyboard and it simply can't be done (oh, but I will try).

Maybe instead of trying to stop and smell the roses we need to stop and write a real letter!?!

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somelikeitscott 8 years ago from Las Vegas Author

Okay, not the answer really but kind of cool. For $9 these people will create a computer font from your handwriting...true, not the same thing but interesting, right?


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Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

Great hub! You know, I read it and felt a strange nostalgia for times past and all those many pages I used to fill up in my diary!

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Chef Jeff 8 years ago from Universe, Milky Way, Outer Arm, Sol, Earth, Western Hemisphere, North America, Illinois, Chicago.

Wish I could write that neatly! My hand gets tired after a paragraph and my arm tenses up. Sometimes i can't even use the keyboard for the same reasons!

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somelikeitscott 8 years ago from Las Vegas Author

We're living in a world of carpal tunnel Chef Jeff!!

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