A View from the Bubble

Musings from outside the mainstream.

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

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

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

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