August 13 is official “International Left-Handers’ Day” – and as a left-handed person, I’m ready to celebrate!
In every way except writing, I’m actually more ambidextrous – my father didn’t know how to throw a baseball left-handed, so he taught me to throw with my right. Ditto my golf and baseball swings. I draw a bow right-handed also, though when it comes to fencing and writing I’m left-handed all the way.
You have no idea how long it took me to find a left-handed keyboard.*
I’ve noticed a strangely large number of left-handed writers – not the majority, by any count, but a percentage that seems a bit higher than the general population.
Peter Benchley, Lewis Carroll, and H.G. Wells were all left-handed (among others).
What about you? Left handed, right handed, or the best of both worlds?