He's Not Perfect. He's Only an Ordinary Joe.

What Bugs Me: Mid-September

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - September 19, 2021 - Features, Sports, What Bugs ME, Writing
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It’s a couple of days past the middle of September, but a few things are still bugging me: Regretting about everything I wanted to do over the summer. Now that fall is nearly upon us–after all, the leaves and the temperatures are starting to fall–the summertime activities are starting to go away. Swimming pools are […]

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Remember

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - September 12, 2021 - Features, Music, Politics, Writing
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I’m taking the day off. No, I don’t have a case of writer’s block. I have that so often that I consider myself to be a literary blockhead. Nor is it the nice weather. Summer is still lingering around my neighborhood. I can still do warm weather activities until the leaves start falling and I […]

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9/11: Twenty Years Later

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - September 11, 2021 - Features
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In memoriam, 9/11/2001. Joe’s Maybe Memorable Quote of the Day (With Help from Franklin D. Roosevelt) A date that will live in infamy.

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Thinking During the Labor Day Holiday

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - September 5, 2021 - Features
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Labor Day is here! Time for a little rest and relaxation. Actually, I have decided to celebrate the holiday early for I have been off of work for the past several days. I argued several years ago that Labor Day is the Ordinary Joe’s Holiday because “it doesn’t laud presidents, celebrities, superstar athletes, or fictional […]

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About Easy Writing

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - August 29, 2021 - Features, Writing
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My wife wants to talk. Meanwhile, I want to write, and I don’t like to be disturbed. I am one of those writers who just doesn’t have an easy time putting words down. I can spend hours trying to write a simple sentence like “See Dick and Jane run away from Spot”. And I remember […]

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Is It Just Me?

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - August 22, 2021 - Is It Just Me, Poems, Sports, The Arts, Writing
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Today, I am going to start a new feature–Is It Just Me? Is it just me but I now really miss the Olympic coverage of equestrian events and women’s water polo? Is it just me but August is dragging on more slowly than February? Is it just me but I sort of like the nickname […]

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What Bugs Me: Mid-August Edition

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - August 15, 2021 - Features, Sports, TV, What Bugs ME
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Last month, I did a What Bugs Me post for the middle of July. This time, I am going to do a What Bugs Me post for the middle of August. You know what bugs me in mid-August? Shorter days. Already, the sun sets before 9 PM in my hometown, and I starting to drive […]

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An Ordinary Joe Classic–Welcome Back to the (Blackboard) Jungle!

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - August 8, 2021 - Features
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It’s too hot write, and I’m suffering from writer’s block. Voila! It’s time for another Ordinary Joe’s Soapbox Classic! Since school bells are starting to ring again, school buses are back on the streets, and the kiddos are carrying books rather than playing baseball and soccer at the local parks, I am rerunning I post […]

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August, the Meh Time of the Year

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - August 1, 2021 - Features
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Several posts ago, I wrote about June being the most wonderful time of the year. Now it is August, which means the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are in full swing. People are drinking cold lemonade rather than hot chocolate and lattes, and the aroma of backyard barbecues are everywhere. This is the time […]

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An Olympics for Klutzes

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 25, 2021 - Features, Sports
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It’s time for the hoopla over synchronized swimming, rhythmic gymnastics, handball, and water polo. The Olympic Games have begun in Tokyo, Japan. Way, way back in the days in which (Charles) Atlas was a muscleman and Hercules (aka Steve Reeves) was the greatest of Greek he-men, I had a fleeting interest in becoming an Olympic […]

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