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The historian Shelby Foote-remember him on Ken Burn's The Civil War?-wrote the rough drafts for his books using a dip pen and inkwell from the post office! He said that using this method forced him to slow down and think before he wrote. I write and send hand=-written letters to people using a fountain pen. It's a great thing. I sincerly hope that we never lose the ability to put words on paper using a pen. A hand-written thank-you note for gift,etc. is,to me the mark of a caring,sophisticated person schooled in the social graces. Let's not continue to coarsen our social interactions in the name of expediency-"I don't have time" is a poor excuse.Patrick Barnes
While my husband writes using all print capital letters, my daughter has a strange blend of print and cursive. I've heard homeschoolers talk about how they use Handwriting Without Tears in their homes. The Sonlight Curriculum recommends it.
Here's the link: http://www.hwtears.com/hwt