Articles by Nell Boeschenstein

February 24, 2011

The Pen, Mightier 36

We care about what our words look like because we somewhere believe that this says something about who we are beyond font or scrawl.

August 10, 2010

The Way We Used to Walk the Dog 16

Often, until I am directly confronted with the sight of a girl and her book—a sight outside the purview of my current routines—it can slip my mind that I, too, used to read like that. To love reading like that.

May 20, 2010

Skills and Interests 23

I see now that writing has proven at least as costly as a pony could have ever been.

January 15, 2010

Down by the Riverside 6

Folk music, funerals, and “goodbye to all that.” On reaching across the generational divide.