Published by admin on March 11, 2018

When Your Fate Hangs in the Balance

  I’m talking about the decision to get married. I would venture to say that it’s the most important decision of our lives. And though we might say it’s reversible, its consequences may not be.   Maybe I’m being dramatic. Or am I?   Marriage is the default position of our culture. It’s what little girls are…

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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 June 3, 2017

The boy who was afraid to use emojis

There were emojis before there were emojis. We just did them, you know, without having to have a fancy millennial word attached.   Take the smiley face, for example. Just a simple round line and two dots.   When I was in middle school, I would watch girls write notes to each other; almost inevitably,…

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Published by admin on June 2, 2017

Maybe

  I told you it was about freedom, but that’s only half the story.   Maybe it’s not that you’ll smother me or take my freedom; but that in submitting to your love,  I’ll be annihilated.   Maybe the me you’ll slay isn’t the real me,  but the imposter posing as me. Maybe.   www.alexobed.com…

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Published by admin on May 29, 2017

Real Talk 4 Men Dating Women

  You’re dating someone you like. You can tell she’s into you. You’re into her, too. But you still have a few women that you’ve been working on the side. To be fair: you knew these women before you met her. So… you’re not really doing anything wrong by talking to them now. And it’s just…

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Published by admin on August 16, 2016

My Messy (Non-Linear) Life

  For the past month or so, I’ve sat down to write, had a good start to a piece, only to then hit the save to draft button. Translation: no courage. My excuse was that my writing wasn’t good enough. Not tonight. Many people take a path in life (vis-a-vis their career) that looks pretty linear. Usually, it involves some…

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Published by admin on December 19, 2015

I was six and all I wanted was a lightsaber

STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. I was 6 years old. I remember getting my whole Universe blown to smithereens. I wanted to be Luke Skywalker. Badly. (Yeah, I wasn’t cool enough yet to be Han Solo.) I wanted a lightsaber, and I was willing to give up a finger–but only my pinky–if only I could…

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