A View from the Bubble

Musings from outside the mainstream.

Dear Neighbor

CORVALLIS – The school term hadn’t even started and already I’d been woken up.  Three times.  In one week.  After midnight.  I’m telling you, it’s getting old.  It’s getting to … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

When lonely by design no longer works

LONELY BY DESIGN writes DEAR ABBY sharing that he took on the responsibility of his young niece three years ago and hasn’t dated since. He says he was pretty active … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Controlling Pregnant New Wife

NEW HUSBAND IN WYOMING writes into DEAR ABBY saying that “things I thought I could tolerate before we were married” are really starting to bug him.  An example?  His wife has … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Money in marriage has changed

WONDERING IN WASHINGTON writes to DEAR ABBY commenting on the money management of their children’s generation.  They observed their son’s-in-law spending money without consulting their spouses and wondered where the … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Nobody’s Retirement Husband

NOBODY’S RETIREMENT HUSBAND writes into DEAR ABBY saying that at 53 he’s had two failed marriages that cost him emotionally and financially, and he’s unwilling to get married again. He has a … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

OSU Records Request Denied

CORVALLIS – In an editorial last week the Gazette-Times touched on the gradual erosion of our laws regarding open meetings and public records. Once “among the strongest in the nation,” … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mismanagement and overreaction nothing new at OSU

CORVALLIS – It wasn’t surprising for me to read of the predicament Kate Willson, the student media advisor at OSU, finds herself.  The university has long stymied efforts to fully utilize … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · 2 Comments

Thoughts on the Black Bruin

COMMENTARY – If you haven’t seen Black Bruin, the spoken word critique of higher education at UCLA, it’s provocative, to say the least.  And, it has spawned many copies at … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wife’s Wild Past

CONFOUNDED IN THE SOUTH writes into DEAR ABBY sharing that his wife was much more sexually active than she led him to believe. He feels “betrayed” and “embarrassed” as mutual … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Young woman should be proactive

TORN IN OHIO is 19 years old and her boyfriend of 2 years, NED, is talking about marriage. She is worried that the relationship progressed too fast and says she … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · 2 Comments