Block letters

“If your handwriting is suspect (this is surprisingly true of many people!) then write in block letters.” ~Syllabus for Physics 213 (Intro to Modern Physics), Fall 2006, UNL.

When I read this, I thought block letters literally meant “blocky” capital letters, so I think that most of my exams in that class were written in all-caps and with an unusual “block” pattern (like you might see on an electronic dot matrix display), rather than just “manuscript” letters.

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[O.C.T.O.B.E.R. VI-1] Blank

Last night, after heading to a break-the-fast, I told Dina’s dad about my plan to try something symbolic in my journal. It was interesting to discuss it with him, and get into the conversation of pages that say “Intentionally left blank.”

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Reconstructed journal: June 1, 2015

It’s time to reconstruct the journal from my Defense Day! As I said a few posts ago, I have changed my method of journaling, and will now only be using bullet points in the hand-written journal, on the spot, regardless of the preconceived significance of the day. However, for momentous days, I will then expand them on the computer. June 1 of this year definitely applies: my thesis defense date! (Not all of the Full Journal days will necessarily find their way to the blog.)

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