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10 Ways Writing Can Help You Become a Better Runner

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

When you open a running journal it should remind you of what you love about the sport. Your journal should have amusing doodles in the margins and dog-eared pages that recount your greatest efforts or darkest days of injury.

If We're Abandoning Handwriting, Let Schools Revive the Ancient Art of Blogging in Schools

Jimmy Leach | Posted 02.19.2015 | Education
Jimmy Leach

When the Finns decide that cursive handwriting will be scrapped from the Finnish education curriculum and replaced by lessons in keyboard typing, we ought to pay attention.

Kids Can't Read Grandma's Recipe Because It's In Cursive

Laurie Levy | Posted 03.24.2015 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

January 23rd is National Handwriting Day. In honor of the occasion, maybe I'll write my grandkids a letter. But wait, I'd better use my computer because they will not be able to read my handwriting. And there is something profoundly sad about that.

Writing Handwritten Letters Each Month: What Will It Bring You?

Janet Kinosian | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Janet Kinosian

I'm writing five handwritten pen and ink letters to people each month for 12 months and see what comes of it. No typing as I somehow feel that would be cheating. And definitely no cards. Flat paper stationary and ink pens held with fingers. I want to remember what it's like talking to someone directly on paper with a pen in my hand.

Fixing Our National Writing Crisis From the Foundation Up

Steve Graham | Posted 10.25.2014 | Education
Steve Graham

To improve students' writing skills, it is important to teach writing explicitly, to model for specific strategies and processes, and to provide students with ample time to practice and apply their writing skills.

These Scribbles By Yoko Ono Will Inspire Your Inner Daydreamer

The WorldPost | Hans-Ulrich Obrist | Posted 06.24.2014 | World

Hans-Ulrich Obrist is an art curator, critic and historian of art. He is co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Proje...

This Site Is Turning Everyone's Average Handwriting Into A Font And Needs Your Help

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts

Our beloved gadgetry may be on its way to spoiling our ability to recognize each other's handwriting -- visions of the future imagine computers embedd...

Recommended Reading No. 1

Matthew Israel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Education
Matthew Israel

Akin to sources listed on syllabi below the required reading lists that are usually more interesting than the required readings. Usually five suggestions. Subjects covered: art, art history, art education, and art and technology.

Too Much Technology Is Bad for the Brain

Steve Nelson | Posted 08.09.2014 | Education
Steve Nelson

I am not a Luddite and know quite well that technology can provide some important educational experiences. But I worry that slavish, uncritical devotion to technological gimmickry is shortchanging our students.

Frank Gehry: Is Music Liquid Architecture?

The WorldPost | Hans Ulrich Obrist | Posted 04.28.2014 | World

Hans-Ulrich Obrist is an art curator, critic and historian of art. He is co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Proje...

Reasons to Love Writing by Hand

Sienna Craig | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
Sienna Craig

Issue of writing by hand extends beyond function toward much deeper musings about identity, aesthetics, and certain forms of intimacy.

What to Do With Boxes of Old Letters?

Wendy Lustbader | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Lustbader

Often, I will carry a letter around in my purse for weeks, until I have an interlude and setting suitable for responding. Rereading the letter, I like to glance back and forth between different sections to be sure I have taken in the details where the pain or joy resides. All of this is part of encompassing the gift that a friend has finally unburdened herself or opened her heart.

Ai Weiwei: To See Is To Believe

The WorldPost | Hans Ulrich Orbist | Posted 12.02.2014 | World

Hans-Ulrich Obrist is an art curator, critic and historian of art. He is co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Proj...

Hans Ulbrich Obrist: The Art Of Handwriting In The Digital Age

Complex | Leigh Silver | Posted 03.17.2014 | World

Curator extraordinaire Hans Ulrich Obrist may not be the first person you would expect to see blowing up your Instagram feed, but his social media acc...

The Joys of Screen-Free Thinking

Ximena Vengoechea | Posted 04.22.2014 | Books
Ximena Vengoechea

When I began my journaling journey, I decided to close my laptop and go it by hand. And that month I discovered a funny, simple thing: writing -- by hand -- makes me a better writer. And reading -- on paper -- that makes me a better reader, too.

How Justin Bieber's Signature Shows Signs Of 'Affluenza'

Annette Poizner | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Living
Annette Poizner

By complying with the traditional way to sign the name from left to right, we comply with this societal model, accepting a choreography that requires the personal self to move, well, away from the personal self. As the expression goes, "get over yourself." And with all that as an introduction, let's revisit Bieber's signature.

So Long, Pen Pal

Mavis Wong | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Mavis Wong

Don't let writing become obsolete. Don't let writing become just an art form. Next time you pick up a pen to sign that check, maybe consider writing something else sometime.

Killing Cursive is Killing History

Michael J. Leclerc | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Michael J. Leclerc

The argument for most of this is that cursive writing is no longer necessary. In today's high-tech world of smartphones, tablets and computers, many people feel that cursive writing is no longer needed. Unfortunately, there are many side effects of this kind of thinking.

7 Reasons To Bring Back Actual Letter-Writing (On Good Stationery)

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 11.12.2013 | HuffPost Home

It was hard to imagine back in the days of Lisa Frank paper packs and Ann Geddes calendars that there could ever be a time when stationery would be ex...

Northern Michigan Journaling: The Fading Power of Handwriting

Kevin Walsh | Posted 11.30.2013 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

I didn't know my grandparents had a rocky marriage, or that they were even separated, until I'd read this folded letter in my grandma's shoebox.

Out of Left Field

Varda Epstein | Posted 09.27.2013 | Parents
Varda Epstein

He had always coped so well. I wondered if he had struggled and didn't realize his struggles had been significant enough to note.

Life Skills You May Need To Relearn

Posted 07.22.2013 | OWN

By Jena Pincott Sometimes, new research inspires us to reexamine old know-how (think: shoelace-tying). ...

Where Have All the Letters Gone?

Diana M. Raab | Posted 08.10.2013 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Perhaps the most satisfying aspect of letter writing is the opportunity to communicate exactly what is on your mind and what a joy that brings to the sender and the receiver.

The Great Handwriting Debate

Rob Furman | Posted 07.08.2013 | Parents
Rob Furman

The debate to KEEP handwriting falls into two categories -- those that felt it had historical and artistic significance, and those that felt it would damage the children and society as a whole to not be able to write a signature, read a cursive document, and develop fine motor skills in their hands.

Guess Which Gendered Words Are Out In Washington State

Reuters | Laura L. Myers | Posted 06.22.2013 | Women

By Laura L. Myers SEATTLE (Reuters) - Washington state's governor signed into law on Monday the final piece of a six-year effort to rew...