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Thu, 03 Sep 2015

Journaling

I've kept a hand-written journal twice before for short periods. Once when I was 20 and on a NOLS excursion in the North Cascades, that was for 31 days. More recently, I had a written journal for four months in 2013, but never kept up with it. Reading through both recently made me realize the value such a journal can hold, not only for selfish reasons, but for future generations of family members, who might be interested in the personal details of their great-grandfather's life, say.

So I'm going to try it again, with special attention made to legibility. Some of my older entries are quite sloppy as I've never had good handwriting when I'm in a hurry. So I'm trying to slow down a bit, and have picked up on 'cursive italic' handwriting, which is not only legible but aesthetically pleasing as well. The most-linked resource seems to be 'Handwriting Repair' by Briem. The PDF is freely available online [0]. I've also made the original available in my gopherspace, as the license prohibits only commercial sharing [1].

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