Published by admin on September 26, 2018

The Day Whitney Houston Saved My Life

  I was in my car the other day, listening to the radio, and this song by Whitney Houston came on—And I… I… will always love… uuu—when a thought careened into me, almost blowing me off the road: Stop waiting, Alex. Waiting for what, you ask. To be happy.   Creeping into my subconscious, and…

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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 March 6, 2017

How to Get Off the Rollercoaster of Relationships

During the final months of my last relationship, I noticed that when I was unbelievably happy, she was almost never happy; and when she was in splendorous moods of joy, I was totally down and out. It’s like our cycles were inverted. And it was hell.  How did it get this way, I wondered. We started off so…

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Published by admin on May 13, 2016

My Dating Faux Pas

So. You’re out on a date–err, I am–and you know she’s younger, but… hey, it’s South Florida, so who cares, right? Age difference, shmage difference. Actually, it starts before the date. I grayed early in life, most notably my eyebrows and stache. I typically keep a goatee of sorts; my version is a light stache…

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Published by admin on March 2, 2016

A Girlfriend on Each Continent

If I could truly have the life that I wanted, this is what I’d create: a girlfriend on each continent. Obviously, that means I’d live the life of a traveler. Ok, maybe not Antarctica. Well, if Antarctica, then I’d probably only see her once every two to three years (which, if she lives in Antartica,…

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Published by admin on August 15, 2015

Despicable Me

I’m rotten. I almost labeled this, The Breaker-Upper, but I knew that you’d be 100x more likely to click on this blog if I called it, Despicable Me. But am I really that despicable? Of course, not (said in a Louis C.K. voice). Of course, not. (See clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O5h4enjrHw) Why would I even possibly consider myself despicable? Well,…

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Published by admin on August 3, 2015

The Journey from Loneliness to Aloneness

It was my birthday. I was spending time with my then girlfriend. We were walking the belt-line in Atlanta on a hot April afternoon. Who knows what went wrong, but she wasn’t happy. We stopped at a Starbucks so she could use the bathroom. I waited outside on one of those cushiony chairs. She came…

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