My Own ‘Left Hand of Darkness’

My Own ‘Left Hand of Darkness’

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My Own ‘Left Hand of Darkness’

I was listening to a BBC podcast recently titled “The Sinister Hand,” about the history of left-handers. It seems that in medieval times, left-handedness was associated with sorcery. (What wasn’t?) It was only relatively recently that left-handed children were no longer forced to write right-handed — sometimes even by restraining their left arms! In my case, MS has decided to do this for me. Hence, I’m tippy-tapping away on this column with my left hand.…

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