A View from the Bubble

Musings from outside the mainstream.

Category Archives: Advice

There doesn’t have to be “Mommy Anxiety”

Want to Parent, Not Sure About Being a Mommy writes in to Carolyn Hax feeling “ambivalent about motherhood.”  She acknowledges some social pressure suggesting that parenting is “all-consuming and definitive … Continue reading

May 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

This is your GOP

It’s been entertaining to witness various conservative and Republican leaders first dismiss Donald Trump, then scramble to compete and finally stumble as if sucker punched by a bully.  And while Donald Trump is frequently called a … Continue reading

April 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Voting for the one note candidate

There’s been a great deal of discussion among the chattering class regarding Bernie Sanders being a one note candidate.  I’ll admit it’s bothered me as well.  As much as he … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bio-Mom withdraws when child seeks relationship with Bio-Dad

Andy in Georgia writes to Dear Abby that he has made contact with his bio-dad.  His mother however has responded coldly to this news.  Andy reports “After I told her … Continue reading

September 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dear Abby perpetuates male stereotypes

It sounds like the same old story.  And maybe it is, for all we know.  But, based on what was printed and shared, Dear Abby is guilty, again, of perpetuating … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Columnist feeds gender distrust during divorce

Carolyn Hax muffs it when giving advice to a Mom with a child who’s heading down the path to divorce; by framing it as a need to be “safe.” A concerned … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

When two don’t dance

BALLROOM BETSY writes into DEAR ABBY that she loves to dance but that her boyfriend of two years “Jonah” isn’t a good dancer.  They plan to take lessons together.  But … Continue reading

December 20, 2014 · Leave a comment