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 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 August 15, 2017

A Stinky Analogy on Male Privilege

I live in a community of men and women. Twelve of us share three bathrooms and one shower. One of these bathrooms has both a urinal and a toilet. I’m a man. As a man, I really prefer taking a wiz in a urinal, rather than in a toilet. I don’t have to touch anything…

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Published by admin on June 13, 2017

Sex: A Cheap Imitation of Eros

Sex is cheap. There, I said it. And, I’ll say it again: Sex. Is. Cheap. We see so many images of the feminine everywhere. Magazines. Commercials. Holiday parties… and it’s all cheap, cheap, cheap. A cheap imitation. Of what, you ask? Eros. I used to see women walking around in their form-fitting clothing, and it…

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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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