Jan/Feb 2016

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Irina Ruvinsky

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My grandmother's handwriting seemed hysterical, unkempt, and entirely unruly. This was particularly shocking since she was a teacher herself and had to write on a blackboard. I was embarrassed to see that the letters in her script would get progressively messier and larger as she neared the end, just like her voice got louder when she spoke on the phone.