Expanding on last week's post, I want to share what I learned from Ewan Clayton's lecture for the Type@Cooper program, "What is Text? What is Writing?" I highly recommend watching the entire talk (warning: it's an hour long, but worth it). Ewan is a calligrapher, writer and teacher who has extensive knowledge of letterforms and writing. His talk discusses the relationship between humans and writing.
When I was younger, I liked to change aspects of my handwriting every now and then. I went through many different phases: one year I tried out a two-story a; another year I decided to make straight descenders on my lowercase y, g and q. I even tried writing in all caps at one point in college.