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.

It’s a New Day in America!

Fenster writes: At a time of rancor and divisiveness it is good to remember: it’s a new day in America! It’s always a new day in America. America . . . it’s a new day! President Frank Underwood A new … Continue reading

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Brazile 2020?

Fenster writes: Is anyone thinking as I am that there is something a little–odd? revealing?–about how Brazile is handling this affair? She didn’t have to start it up and surely knew she was punching people with power. Her old buddy … Continue reading

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Our Mr. Brooks

Fenster writes: David Brooks has long vacillated between culture mode and political mode and sometimes he splits the difference, as he does here. When politics is used as a cure for spiritual and social loneliness, it’s harder to win people … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Tulsi Gabbard

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Inside a Bubble

Fenster writes: If you find yourself in a hole the best advice is to stop digging.  What if you suspect you are in a bubble?  How would you know you are even in one?  And if you determine you are … Continue reading

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Wolcott, New York

Fenster writes: For the upstate NY devotees here. Wolcott is a small town in upstate New York, on Lake Ontario between Rochester and Syracuse. It is weathered and somewhat beaten down looking but not yet beat. There are some handsome … Continue reading

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The Production of Billionaires

Fenster writes: So here are the colleges that, according to Forbes, “produce” the most billionaires. The “produce” word suggests cause and effect, with the hint that if your kid can get in ze will absorb some of that magic pixie … Continue reading

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