Published by admin on April 10, 2018

Missing Glances

  Most of us are content glancing— a mother holds her young daughter’s hand, crossing the street.   Our mind registers— oh, a mom walks her young daughter across the street.   We glance, but we do not see— how proud the little girl is skipping in her new cherry-red shoes, with the black buckle; her…

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Published by admin on February 24, 2018

BAD FAITH

  A la one of my favorite Frenchmen (viva la France!) after Camus, that is– Sartre discussed the notion of “bad faith.”   What is bad faith? We were born into a world that already had a bunch of givens: how to behave how to live (though, ironically… not much of a manual for how…

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Published by admin on February 23, 2018

ABC

  Always Be Creating.   I traveled the world in 2016 with Semester At Sea, a floating university that took 600 students (and me) around the world to experience different cultures. We had tons of activities and events on board–just like a real university–including quite a few performances, talent shows, etc. I participated in almost…

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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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