May 4, 2007


Meet The Palmy's ..... and Lefty's niece!

The Art of Hand Reading by Lori Reid
Get an ink pad. Print your hands on blank paper and prepare yourself for enlightenment. Is your fate written in the lines of your hands? If you are drowning and need a life line, search your heart line for a clear head line. Each finger represents a different facet of life. Instead of hitching rides, your thumb can reveal "whether you have the determination to bring your talents to fruition." Even the loops and whorls on the fingertips reveal hidden knowledge about the personality. This book is full of photos, art, and practical ways to test out the ancient practice of palm reading. Print your hand in ink next year to see what has changed.

Palm Reading for Beginners: Find Your Future in the Palm of Your Hand by Richard Webster
Another book to explore the secrets of your unique hands.

The Left-Hander's World by Alvin Silverstein and Virginia B. Silverstein
Are you left-handed? Feeling oppressed by the right-handed majority? Weep not, for a book has been written to remind us all that, "there are no laws preventing left-handers from voting or holding jobs or eating or living where they wish." You don't have to move to Britain or New Zealand or other left-minded place where they drive on the other side of the road. You can if you want, but... Check out success stories like the fiddler crab who's left pincer is enormous and fits it's specialized needs. Read about the physical origins of left-dominant animals and humans. Examine split-brain phenomena. Learn how Leonardo da Vinci and Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland) wrote in unique mirror scripts. Try writing with your own "weak" hand or toes or teeth. Turn the world upside-down and celebrate. Buy yourself a real set of scissors that cut for lefties the right way!

Hands by John Napier
For a more serious approach to hand analysis, try this book. The author "considers current knowledge of the evolution, structure, and function of hands and discusses fingerprints, fossil remains, handedness, palm lines, gestures, and tool using and tool making, both prehistoric and modern." A bit of everything for the anatomist or anthropologist.

The Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language by Clayton Valli
Learn American Sign Language looking at thousands of illustrations. The index leads you to each sign's synonym. If you have active arms when you talk, here is a way to communicate more clearly.

The Raging Quiet by Sherryl Jordan
"Suspicious of sixteen-year-old Marnie, a newcomer to their village, the residents accuse her of witchcraft when she discovers that the village madman is not crazy but deaf and she begins to communicate with him through hand gestures."

What hands can do (creative advertising)