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Writing

What Would Shakespeare Say?

What Would Shakespeare Say?

Authorisms—the origins and stories behind popular words and phrases—is a fascinating topic not to mention an important part of grade school English curriculum.

Time Shift Your TV – Written By A Kid

Time Shift Your TV – Written By A Kid

Geek & Sundry is a website and YouTube channel devoted to nerd culture. Written by a Kid is one of Geek & Sundry’s most charming online shows.

The Writing on the Wall

The Writing on the Wall

Handwriting gives you time to formulate more thoughtful, articulate answers beyond, say, LOL.

The Importance of Thank You Notes

The Importance of Thank You Notes

Experts agree. It’s essential to teach children the importance of expressing a sincere and thoughtful thank you. Thank you notes are the best way.

The Importance of Being Earnest (and Tech Savvy)

The Importance of Being Earnest (and Tech Savvy)

My daughter marvels at how old and clunky the “fancy” computers look in old(er) pictures and movies. In fact, she thinks “War Games,” with its giant pong-like computer, is a comedy. My writing career actually started on a typewriter and though I’m not completely clueless […]