February 1, 2019

 Editor's Note: This advice column first appeared in the summer of 2016. I am running it again after having an (almost) irresistible urge to refer someone to it--an out-of-towner who was convinced everybody in Dade knew each other and/or was closely related. I managed not to--the person was mad enough as it was!--but since I've be...

August 1, 2017

Ask Rosie 

Advice by Roosevelt Ford Wallace

Dear Rosie:

We are a small city government at the center of the universe. Recently we’ve been meeting in secret to change the city charter. We know we’re supposed to do everything in the open but hey! This was important. We didn’t want any interference from the press, or those pesky old vot...

June 27, 2017

Editor's Note: The Dear Abby Appeals Board is a loose--one might even say "disjointed"--coalition of failed Planet advice columnists who band together periodically to revisit some of Abby's less stellar advice. (They resent her because alone among them she is paid.) The letters seeking and giving advice here are excerpted from Abb...

February 21, 2017

Editor's Note: The Dear Abby Appeals Board is a loose--one might even say "disjointed"--coalition of failed Planet advice columnists who band together periodically to revisit some of Abby's less stellar advice. (They resent her because alone among them she is paid.) The letters seeking and giving advice here are excerpted from Abb...

November 3, 2016

Editor's Note: The Dear Abby Appeals Board is a loose--one might even say "disjointed"--coalition of failed Planet advice columnists who band together periodically to revisit some of Abby's less stellar advice. (They resent her because alone among them she is paid.) The letters seeking and giving advice here are excerpted from Abb...

Ask Rosie

Advice

   by

Roosevelt Ford Wallace

Dear Rosie:
 

Dade County has walked all over me and I didn't know where to turn.Then I noticed you had an advice column in The Planet and I thought you had a kind face (though the photo was fuzzy). Rosie, can you help me?  


I make my living (or I try!) selling vacuum cleaners door to...

July 27, 2016

Editor's Note: The following letter and response are excerpted from the syndicated feature Dear Abby. The rest is, as ever, PURE PLANET!

­­DEAR ABBY: My beautiful, kindhearted, loving daughter "Cora" has a "best friend" she used to be very close with. However, her friend now has a boyfriend, so Cora doesn't see her on wee...

June 30, 2016

Editor's Note: The following letter and response are excerpted from the syndicated feature Dear Abby. The rest is PURE PLANET....

DEAR ABBY: I recently received a very competitive internship in New York. I'm excited and can't wait to go. I have never been to New York, and my mom is driving me crazy over it.

She's using my inter...

June 8, 2016

 

Dear Charlene:

 

You’ve got to help me! I think my husband is having an affair.

 

I work all day in Chattanooga, while he operates a small business right here in our little town; yet he often gets home later than I do. He always just says he’s working late but I drove by his office twice and it was locked. Then I began finding pink l...

April 14, 2016

 

Dear Readers;

     The worst has come.
     Despite The Planet’s pleas for help, no one has stepped up to be The Planet’s advice columnist. There was a brief spark of interest from one quarter, so that for a millisecond or two The Planet had high hopes of

 


 

     But alas! The spark sputtered, the Goddess of Lov...

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