Somehow, It's Funny that Way

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I'll take a look at it again @Niele da Kine :).

There was a decisive move away from fountain pens to ball points when I was a kid. Our desks in grade school had a place for an inkwell. We thought that was peculiar and old-fashioned. Of course, it had only just moved out of fashion ;).

We are probably all proud of how clever we are to be learning things that have our parents looking over our shoulder curiously. We know that they are trying to puzzle it out. In time, and it may not happen to those parents until their kids are grown, we realize how passive we may be as consumers. Still and yet, if we cannot integrate the past with the present and anticipate the future, our lives dwindle and recede. There's "ceding ground" and "seeding ground."

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Cursive was a shorthand for YOU, not for the reader. ANYBODY who wrote old timey snail mail notes would clean up their cursive so that the recipient could read it.
I am often confused why people don't learn shorthand. I never did, kept the manuals, however.
My mother learned shorthand and used it often to take notes.
Funny, we Text in shorthand...k?
 

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In high school, I took all my notes with a fountain pen. With insertable cartridges. I still have that pen, 50+ years later. I wonder if they make those liquid ink cartridges anymore?

yes they do. :) i don't use them, but i've seen them when i get refill leads for my mechanical pencils.
 

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@BeanWonderin ,

My printing is so bad that it is difficult for me to read what I have written :confused: .

The typewriter was of great help.

:) Steve
I think our writing can depend on spine ailment in some cases. Another two contradiction theories I read on on google is messy writers could be a sign of alzheimers or an over intelligent brain. Don't you just love all these theories.
 

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i tried to learn that too when i was in college and trying to keep up with taking notes.

i gave up on that. if i rewrite notes shortly after a class that let me fill in things while i still remembered them. alas, not always able to do that.

i can type about as fast as i can think.
Impressive ;)
 

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Impressive ;)

not really. :) accuracy can be a whole different story... i have times when dyslexia goes from the words part of the brain to the physical coordination part of my brain. which means i can type fast but i'll transpose letters all over the place. so to get something close to legible i have to go back and edit. this morning i am having fun not typing the letter a.

what i imagine is that the words part of the brain is above the physical coordination part and the one melts onto the other at times like cheese sauce. :)
 

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🤔 Patient: Doctor, how do you determine when an old person is senile and needs to go into a nursing home?

Doctor: We have a test. We fill up a tub with water, ask the patient to empty it, and offer him a teaspoon, a teacup, and a bucket.

Patient: I see. A person who is still competent will choose the bucket because it's the largest.

Doctor: No, a person who is still competent will pull the plug. Would you like your bed next to a window?
 
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