M.Leddy + handwriting   79

Analog rising
“Sales of stationery and cards are actually up among younger and youngish people”: so says Marketplace Morning Report.
analog  handwriting  paper  pencils  pens  stationery 
10 days ago by M.Leddy
Robots writing
The Washington Post reports on Handwrytten, a robot-driven card-writing service.
9 weeks ago by M.Leddy
Defending cursive
“A Defense of Cursive, From a 10-Year-Old National Champion” (The New York Times).
9 weeks ago by M.Leddy
Writing at the British Library
An exhibition from the British Library: Writing: Making Your Mark.
handwriting  writing 
may 2019 by M.Leddy
The politics of cursive
The New York Times reports on the politics of cursive writing.
april 2019 by M.Leddy
It’s National Handwriting Day
Handwriting need not involve cursive. Only paper, pen, pencil — or other tools. I thought about that last night while waiting at a railroad crossing and looking at the freight cars’ graffiti. That too is handwriting.
january 2019 by M.Leddy
Heroic handwriting
Chiune Sugihara saved lives with his handwriting.
october 2018 by M.Leddy
Cursive camp
“I love how, at the end of the day, you see all the amazing stuff we can do with letters.”
september 2018 by M.Leddy
Handwriting on display
Coming in June to the Morgan Library and Museum, The Magic of Handwriting: The Pedro Corrêa do Lago Collection.
may 2018 by M.Leddy
“A right or wrong hand”
Beverly Cleary learning to write: “No one had ever told me I had a right or wrong hand. I had always used the hand closer to the task.”
BeverlyCleary  handwriting 
april 2018 by M.Leddy
Pencils in the news
The Guardian reports that increasing number of English schoolchildren are unable to hold a pencil properly. The reason: too much technology.
handwriting  pencils  technology  writing 
march 2018 by M.Leddy
National Handwriting Day
With a little over four hours left to play, I remembered.
january 2018 by M.Leddy
“The important thing is handwriting”
From Pedro Almodóvar’s What Have I Done to Deserve This?
film  handwriting 
september 2017 by M.Leddy
“Library hand”
Penmanship for librarians writing out catalogue cards.
handwriting  libraries 
february 2017 by M.Leddy
National Handwriting Day
Mr. Peepers is sharpening in preparation.
handwriting  Mongol  pencils 
january 2017 by M.Leddy
Beverly Cleary, writing by hand
“To me, writing involves my imagination, a handful of 29-cent ball point pens, a stack of paper and time free from interruption.”
BeverlyCleary  handwriting  EBWhite 
september 2016 by M.Leddy
For handwriting
New York Times readers strike back: “Why Handwriting Is Still Important.”
september 2016 by M.Leddy
Handwriting, pro and con
Jessica Kerwin Jenkins, in a contrarian review of Anne Trubek’s forthcoming book The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting.
august 2016 by M.Leddy
“Oey,” oy
Linus was proud of his lettering.
comics  handwriting  Peanuts 
june 2016 by M.Leddy
Pocket notebook sighting
In City Girl (dir. F. W. Murnau, 1930).
film  handwriting  notebooks 
may 2016 by M.Leddy
Cursive Quimby
Ramona must be in the clutches of the Palmer Method.
BeverlyCleary  childhood  fiction  handwriting 
may 2016 by M.Leddy
A bonus
A word in a 17th-century gradual.
books  handwriting 
april 2016 by M.Leddy
Rev. Robert Palladino (1932–2016)
Steve Jobs sat in on his calligraphy class.
design  handwriting  Mac  typography 
march 2016 by M.Leddy
Typewriters and handwriting
“Could handwriting be going the way of typewriters?”
handwriting  typewriter 
december 2015 by M.Leddy
Handwriting in the news
“Drug dealers trying to send morphine through the mail have seen their brazen smuggling attempt go wrong — thanks to bad handwriting.”
october 2015 by M.Leddy
Did ballpoints kill cursive?
I think that declining ability in cursive might be better explained as a matter of writers’ lack of interest in, or lack of care for, the handwritten word.
handwriting  pens 
august 2015 by M.Leddy
National Handwriting Day
“Hand with Pen Held Erect Opposite Eye of Beholder.” Ouch.
january 2015 by M.Leddy
“The happy recipient may soon begin to wonder why these cards from various senders all have the same postmark and the same ‘handwriting.’”
handwriting  technology 
august 2014 by M.Leddy
Baseball and handwriting
The New York Times reports on baseball players’ illegible autographs.
baseball  handwriting 
april 2014 by M.Leddy
Thelonious Monk
“Years ago, years and years and years ago, my children would occasionally spend a morning on campus with me on days off from school. On one such occasion, my son Ben labeled a poster of Thelonious Monk in my office.”
fambly  handwriting  TheloniousMonk 
march 2014 by M.Leddy
Handwritten Bresson
Au hasard Balthazar (1966), another Robert Bresson film with handwriting.
RobertBresson  film  handwriting 
march 2014 by M.Leddy
Handwritten Bresson
Like the three other Bresson films I’ve seen, A Man Escaped has moments of handwriting. And like the other three, the film is completely compelling.
film  handwriting  RobertBresson 
march 2014 by M.Leddy
National Handwriting Day
Handwriting’s day has not yet passed.
handwriting  writing 
january 2014 by M.Leddy
Borges manuscript found
Found, in Argentina’s National Library, an unpublished bit of writing by Jorge Luis Borges.
Borges  fiction  handwriting  libraries 
september 2013 by M.Leddy
The Art of Handwriting
From the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art: The Art of Handwriting. The online version of the exhibit has handwritten letters and postcards from thirty-nine artists.
art  handwriting 
july 2013 by M.Leddy
I wish I could say that I can always trust my handwriting.
handwriting  misreading 
july 2013 by M.Leddy
Tasty signature
A Tastykake Cupkake and Jack Lew’s signature.
april 2013 by M.Leddy
“Swing for the L”
The perfect L in my dad’s signature is straight outta Palmer.
february 2013 by M.Leddy
DFW on writing by hand
“Writing by hand and typewriter not only brings out the best in me — it brings out stuff I never would have dreamed was there.”
DavidFosterWallace  handwriting 
january 2013 by M.Leddy
National Handwriting Day
Today is John Hancock’s birthday, and thus it’s National Handwriting Day.
january 2013 by M.Leddy
Philip Hensher on handwriting
“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.”
october 2012 by M.Leddy
National Handwriting Day
Thus a sample of my 1967 handwriting.
handwriting  writing 
january 2012 by M.Leddy
Bad handwriting and job security
A look at life at the U.S. Postal Service’s Remote Encoding Center, “a room where hundreds of clerks sit in silence, day and night, staring at America's worst-addressed envelopes.”
handwriting  mail 
november 2011 by M.Leddy
Charles Simic on writing by hand
“[A] scrap of paper and a stub of a pencil are more preferable for philosophizing than typing the same words down.”
analog  handwriting  notebooks  paper  pencils 
november 2011 by M.Leddy
Celebrity-handwriting crisis
In the news, or “news,” a celebrity-handwriting crisis, or a celebrity handwriting-crisis.
august 2011 by M.Leddy
Theodore Dalrymple on handwriting
He draws an extreme and doubtful conclusion.
handwriting  writing 
july 2011 by M.Leddy
National Handwriting Day
Handwriting is here to stay. It will never die.
january 2011 by M.Leddy
“Jail mail”
From the New York Times: in prison, “the art of the pen-to-paper letter to the editor is thriving.”
handwriting  letters 
january 2011 by M.Leddy
"Barthes's Hand"
Roland Barthes's handwriting
october 2010 by M.Leddy
Thomas Jefferson's handwriting
Looking a little like an Andy Warhol work
handwriting  paper  pens 
july 2010 by M.Leddy
Proust's letters to Céleste Albaret at auction
With a translation of Proust's last note to his housekeeper
handwriting  Proust 
december 2008 by M.Leddy
Writing, technology, and teenagers
Thoughts on a report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project
analog  digital  handwriting  technology  writing 
april 2008 by M.Leddy
Yellow pages
On the history of the legal pad
handwriting  paper 
march 2007 by M.Leddy
Writing by hand
For students, on the benefits of handwriting
handwriting  technology  writing  analog  lifehacks 
march 2006 by M.Leddy

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