Published by admin on February 10, 2018

Running to Stand Still

  Those of you from the 80’s or earlier might know this song by U2. I relate– big time.   My life can be characterized by never-ending movement. Florida. Ohio. Michigan. Georgia. Israel. New York. Connecticut. Georgia (again). Florida (again). California. And, now, Florida… again!   I was studying Torah in yeshiva in Israel. I…

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Published by admin on January 29, 2018

When Paradise is Unsettling: My Love Burn Experience

I had the good fortune to spend this past weekend at a regional burn (think Burning Man, but way smaller) in south Florida on Key Biscayne Island. Myself and 2,000 soon-to-be good friends, camping, drinking, dancing and fucking. Well… 3 out of 4 ain’t bad.   There’s a lot of truth in the unspoken. As I learned in my…

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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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