Featured Penmanship, Marksmanship, Craftsmanship and Mastery David Reeder August 25, 2015 Join the Conversation It shouldn't take a Renaissance Man or a ‘proper lady to know how to write.' Penmanship skills are often regarded as irrelevant today, and while perhaps inevitable that's a shame. “We're people, not machines. What if the Declaration of Independence had been written as an e-mail? How special or personal would that be. If you don't teach your child handwriting, the thoughts that they develop when they wish to communicate through a computer will vanish as soon as they have touched the keyboard.” Michael Sull, IAMPETH Pens and pencils may well be antiquated tools but that makes something handwritten all the more significant. You don't have to be Austin Norman Palmer or a samurai master of Shodo to pen something important (luckily for me). It will be more time consuming than banging out something on a device, and it may well be cathartic. It could also be good for your brain and help you learn. Anyway, I like Jake Weidmann's style and I'd love to spend an afternoon chatting with Michael Sull. I also wonder, as technology increases at an ever faster pace, if marksmanship will become as marginalized as penmanship. I'd say I was happy I was given the opportunity to write this, but what was it Truman Capote said? “That isn't writing at all, that's typing.” If you're interested, Weidmann appeared at a TEDx event last year. Explore RECOILweb:Best Bullpup Shotguns: Compact Superior Firepower SureFire Field Notes - Bill BlowersBarnett Crossbows Offers the Raptor ReverseA Bushcraft Folder? Ray Mears Spyderco WolfSpyder NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.