Author Archives: Fenster

About Fenster

Gainfully employed for thirty years, including as one of those high paid college administrators faculty complain about. Earned Ph.D. late in life and converted to the faculty side. Those damn administrators are ruining everything.

Note to My Son in College

Fenster writes: Evvabuddy’s writin’ to their sons nowadays.  There’s Ta-Nehisi from the left and a guy named David Desrosiers from the rightish City Journal. My son is a Sanders supporter and here’s my note to him. It is kind of … Continue reading

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To Hell with The Other White Meat

Fenster writes: Food and music are important things, no? When asking people to distill down their musical tastes there is the concept of Desert Island Discs. Where food is concerned there is the concept of the last meal.  .   … Continue reading

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A Frog’s Life

Fenster writes: At first it all seemed to be images, not even a me. Then things got clearer and I sensed I was here. But it wasn’t just me after all.  There were a few others too! In fact the … Continue reading

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Moody Street Update: All About the Fat

Fenster writes: I wrote here of a walk down Moody Street in Waltham, Massachusetts.  It was just before Christmas in 2013 and early in the evening, when it was already quite dark, and the life of the place was to … Continue reading

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The Real Problem of Sexual Assault on Campus?

Fenster writes: The conservative Jewish publication Commentary has an article running here on the “real problem” with sexual assault on campus.  It’s a neocon mag with something of a Victorian scold temperament on cultural matters so while the readership here, … Continue reading

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Quote o’ th’ Day

Fenster writes: “The world makes much less sense than you think. The coherence comes mostly from the way your mind works.”  Daniel Kahneman We spend our days looking at a tube.

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Fenster and a Friend Go on a Mini-Pilgrimage

Fenster writes: People with the means, the time and the religious zeal often head to northern Spain if they are interested in a pilgrimage.  Depending on the nature of one’s religion that can include either or both of these: Santiago … Continue reading

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