A View from the Bubble

Musings from outside the mainstream.

Category Archives: commentary

The mansions are going to burn

I have an acquaintance who is a former sheriff who worked in the area between the suburbs and the city.  Over the course of thirty years he saw the city encroach … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

After all, we are the oppressors.

It appeared on my Twitter feed and so I clicked; an article on male privilege.  The author, J. Brown, seems earnest.  He is confronting issues he sees in the world and examining the … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Militant loses foster kids… and for good reason.

Let’s take LaVoy Finicum at his word that he and his wife have done a great deal of good working with troubled boys.  As someone who has worked with troubled … Continue reading

January 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

The anatomy of a joke

I keep hearing that Sir Tim Hunt’s joke was a bumbling attempt at humor or outright sexism. But the more I read the text of his comments and the more I read … Continue reading

August 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Women, humor and the workplace

I’ve heard the complaint before, from a certain type of man, that women have no sense of humor. I usually dismiss these complaints because this type of man is usually an asshole; his … Continue reading

July 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Can we criticize women? – the over-reaction to Tim Hunt

A question I have is this, can women handle criticism?  Well, of course many can.  But can we talk about those who can’t?  Can we acknowledge a pattern, any pattern, … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

NCAA is rife with hypocrisy

Did you see the news recently regarding Eastern Washington University’s starting QB Vernon Adams transferring to the University of Oregon?  Adams falls into the 5th year graduate category; he will … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment