"The problem with clothing for larger men, is once you get past XL, shirts especially just come in a square shape. Which doesn't help to change any view if we have... ahem... a "daddy belly."
I have the additional problem of being long…"
"Tucked in and fitted are actually your allies when dealing with a skinny build, as untucked and square is just going to hang off of you and make you look like a walking wire hanger.
Shirts with horizontal patterns, or…"
"Having done this exact thing let me offer a bit of advice. Be careful about the tip of the pen you get. I got the calligraphy tip because it was what I thought I should get, but the calligraphy tips are flat and sharp cornered - and the…"
"Formal business correspondence, such as a letter to a politician, was always better typed, for as long as typewriters have been generally available.
The meta-skills involved in penmanship - fine motor skills, attention to detail, carefulness,…"
"I've never had much experience with calligraphy, having what teachers and my mother have always called "atrocious" handwriting. I cannot write a grocery list, recipe, poem, song, or little notes to my wife without the recipient having…"
"I have the penmanship of a doctor. They studied for many years to get handwriting that bad.
I should consider myself fortunate that i have the same penmanship without the training.
Compliments of the computer age i don't write that much.…"
" Do it John! Do it now and start with the finest (narrowest) calligraphy pin you can find but use one with an ink insert. Carry it everywhere. Use it every time you sign your name. You'll soon be writing…"
"You quite probably already know this, but for preventing ink smears, fountain pens and gel pens are not your friends.
I wish I could remember the instructions the nuns used back in my day, but there was a certain way the southpaws had to…"
"Chuck — for "handwriting first aid" would you accept Handwriting Repair? My students have included quite a few left-handers — including more than a few forcibly "rightified" left-handers.
Kate Gladstone — the…"
"I have a real issue with (lack of) penmanship. I was held back a year in elementary school for poor penmanship. I'm a lefty and the school required right-handed writing only, which I could not do. Never went back to that…"
"Penmanship. Oh how I have been striving for neat legible handwriting since I first took up a pencil. I agree penmanship have fallen to the keyboard. I have been looking for a penmanship aid and could not find one. I would love to read an article…"
"I know this is an old thread, and I apologize for resurrecting it, but I wanted to let everyone know of a new product we're carrying at the Pear Tree Pen Company that is directly relevant to this topic. It is a self-guided course on…"
"They are quality reading.
Now that I'm punched, I'll admit it: Moby Dick was offensively stupid, and I couldn't help skipping through Great Expectations. Eventually I determined I was skipping the whole thing and…"
"The real challenge isn't the quantity of books read. It's what you are reading and why you're reading that matters.
I can do 50 books in a year without any effort, providing all I'm reading are Louis L'Amour westerns…"
"I'll be clearer. You stated your position, but then you got sucked into arguing about it. Understandable -- in this case, the only way to win that one is not to play.
And maybe to clarify. The point conflating not getting…"