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High Noon: Lefthanders More Creative

Re: Cursive writing on endangered list (on Oregon college campuses)

Kamm: My younger brother is a lefty and was traumatized by the Nuns tying to make him right handed. My Mother, all 4'10” and usually a pleasant woman, charged down to school and less than politely informed his teacher to 'leave him alone'. BTW Left handed writers are considered more creative. Are you in a profession that highlights your skill or are you a 'closet creative genius'? My brother is in advertising and has been artistic all his life. When he was in high school, he illustrated his answers on a job application; he got the job.

Question: Are you lefthanded or have any lefthanders in your family. What are the obstacles to being lefthanded in a righthanded world?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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