I write something by hand everyday whether it's my daily to-do list or interview notes. I also have a daybook where I collect newspaper articles, headlines and quotes I like. This idea was inspired by a book I'm reading now, How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times by Roy Peter Clark. I even write when I'm recording an interview. I'll remember things more if I write it by hand rather than typing it. Also, there's that one time in the Bronx I had an interview and recorded it on my phone. I was taking notes at the same time. When I went home to transcribe the interview, there was no sound file to be found. Good thing I wrote down those notes. The technology of a pencil never fails.