Dear Almanac readers,
On Monday, we celebrate National Handwriting Day. How fitting that John Hancock, the fellow with the most famous signature ever, was born on this day (according to the Gregorian calendar).
When's the last time you put pen to paper (we say, as we type this newsletter)? Read how to write a proper thank-you note—plus, take a shot at writing in our annual essay contest for cash prizes!
Your Almanac Editors
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.
–Benjamin Franklin (1706–90)