Many months ago, I realized that I could no longer spell. Why? I am a slave to my keyboard and the Spell Check gods. I don't think; I type--and my typos are magically corrected as I go along. Well, many of them. It's all in my fingers now and not in my head.
Check out this video of a fundraising spelling bee--featuring some very smart and famous authors. I found it comforting to know that I'm not the only one who has lost her spelling-bee chops.