Tag Archives: advice

Ask Alex: A primer on physical world introductions for the digital set

It has been a while since I have attacked an Ask Alex, and I am excited to be doing so this dreary Monday morning. Please submit your queries by emailing me at alexsteed [at] gmail [dot] com. In case you are cautiously interested in submitting, I am happy to keep the identities of those in […]

Be dynamic, kids. Words of advice for the digital age.

Photo Credit: I don’t know who took this photo, but it is from when I worked at the USM Free Press in the mid-00s and was skinny enough to wear a tight-fitting polyester shirt without a hint of irony. I had the great pleasure of being invited to talk with the staff at the USM […]

Ask Alex: EDM (Electronic Dance Music Edition)

I have been slacking in the advice doling department. While I have a proper Ask Alex post slated for publication next week, I thought I would flip the paradigm on its head today and ask someone else for advice. I am someone who appreciates EDM (Electronic Dance Music) from afar, but it has been a […]

Ask Alex: How to make friends and… That’s it.

Hi there Alex! What are the best ways for post-college young adults to make friends in a new city? I moved to Portland about 3 years ago for a job. I’ve joined some clubs, tried online dating, taken a few classes, and attended just about any event that has piqued my interest since I moved […]

Ask Alex: Please keep talking about sexting

Hi Alex, I enjoyed your most recent “Ask Alex” column.  I have a couple of follow-up comments/questions. I’m a gay guy, and I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been asked for nude pics by guys I’ve met on dating sites/apps.  I always politely decline because I worry about the possible ramifications, especially since […]

Ask Alex: Dealing with post-disaster anxiety

Alex, The Boston bombing is affecting me deeper way than I expected it would. I was very young during 9/11, and while a number of things have happened in the country that can make a person feel insecure, this incident has been especially touching. What do you do in order to feel better in situations […]

Ask Alex: Sext Etiquette and Revenge Porn

Note: I was going to not-so-cleverly entitle this post, “To Sext or Not to Sext” until I Googled said phrase and found that it is the title of a Season Two episode of 90210.  Also, I announced last week that this column will no longer will run on Fridays, because Fridays are for drinking the […]