Calling All Lefties – It’s Our Day to Celebrate

I am a left handed man!

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LeftSideOfTheBrainIn case you haven’t heard, August 13 is Left Handers Day. So let’s celebrate the uniqueness of being a leftie today!

There’s an official Left Handers Day website, if you want to check it out.

I didn’t have any family members who were left handed, so I learned how to do most things right handed. Didn’t seem strange to me at all.

I definitely wrote with my left hand, and have always used my left hand for holding utensils and the phone.

But otherwise, I’m a righty. When it comes to some sports, I’m ambidextrous –archery, shooting, racquetball, tennis, bowling… only recently I’ve started working on throwing with my left hand (it’s still in the “quite comical” phase).

I’ve heard horror stories of kids being forced to learn to be righties when growing up. I can’t imagine that. And in some countries, using your left hand to eat is a…

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