Monthly Archives: May 2019

Walls and Bridges, Bridges and Walls 3

Fenster writes: I have been writing about walls.  I first described my reaction to David Frye’s book Walls, then took a rough turn to the poetic and considered Robert Frost’s poem “Mending Wall”.  Here I will finish by discussing James … Continue reading

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Walls and Bridges, Bridges and Walls 2

Fenster writes: In this first post on the subject I wrote admiringly of Davids Frye’s book Walls.  He argues convincingly that while walls are not always good all of the time their virtues have been unfairly passed over relative to their … Continue reading

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Note to K—-, on Frank Zappa

Fenster writes: K—- The excellent music blog run by Jeff Meshel has a nice appreciation of Frank Zappa up, focusing on the song—if you can call it that—“Help I’m a Rock”, from the Mothers of Invention’s first album Freak Out!

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Walls and Bridges, Bridges and Walls 1

Fenster writes: Number of Google hits for the phrase “walls not bridges”: around 5,000. Number of Google hits for the phrase “bridges not walls”: around a half-million.

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Weekend Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: The legendary E.O. Wilson thinks STEM subjects should be taught differently. Speaking of STEM … When you haven’t got any real evidence, it’s time to play the “unconscious bias” card. Why are lies being told about France’s … Continue reading

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Elysium Now!

Fenster writes: So Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, wants humans to live in floating space cities. (W)ith bucolic, futuristic illustrations, Bezos publicly broadcasted his affinity for O’Neill colonies, a hypothetical megaproject, first theorized by physicist Gerard O’Neill, that envisions … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Rage

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Rage–Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus’ son Achilles, murderous, doomed, that cost the Achaeans countless losses, hurling down to the House of Death so many sturdy souls, great fighters’ souls, but made their bodies carrion, feasts for the … Continue reading

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