Published by admin on January 8, 2018

Who Would I Be?

Who would I be if my whole being didn’t depend on the answer? Who would I be if there were no expectations, only desires? Who would I be if I didn’t have this extra weight making gravity even heavier? www.alexobed.com

Published by admin on January 6, 2018

Back2Basic

It’s been a long, long while since I’ve written a blog post on here without trying to write something that was innovative, insightful or that was going to shake the online world. That kinda pressure equates to no writing. Lots of thinking, though. One of my favorite professors on Semester At Sea (no surprise, she…

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Published by admin on December 5, 2017

Why Writer’s Block is Bullshit

  Write about your struggles. Because if you can’t write, you’re struggling.   And it’s probably not something pretty, either. You’re not writing about IT because you don’t want to face IT. And, yet… that is the key to the door that you’ve been hanging around, pacing, for what seems like forever-and-a-half. It doesn’t mean…

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Published by admin on November 28, 2017

My New Mantra: “No Big Deal”

  Over Thanksgiving, while waiting for lights to turn green, I read an article by one of my good friends, Ari Moshe Wolfe, an evolutionary astrologist and intuitive guide. Though I usually find his writings profound, this particular one (read article here) struck me deeper than usual . The message, NBD: It’s No Big Deal. I’m what we might…

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Published by admin on October 23, 2017

How I Became an Emotionally Closed-Off Man

  I forgot that I had my own “me, too” story. And that’s quite telling.   I was in junior high school. I was young for my age, and short and scrawny. Not an auspicious beginning to an otherwise already difficult period for most young people. I was in “P.E.” class–which was coed. We were all in…

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Published by admin on September 28, 2017

Making Magic at the Bank (of course this story involves a woman)

  Don’t worry… I didn’t rob it. But I did break an old pattern today. Usually, when I cross paths with a beautiful woman, who happens to be a complete stranger, I don’t know what to say. On a good day, I’ll smile and say, “hey,” and then quickly go back to staring at my…

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Published by admin on September 15, 2017

The Paradox of being “Somebody”

  Life is confusing. At least, it can be. I think a major question is how we confront two “truths” which seem to be in conflict. Paradox. For example, on one hand, we have this desire to be “somebody.” Or, perhaps, more accurately, a desire not to be nobody (i.e., nothing). But we also have…

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