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

Happy Fourth of July!

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 4, 2020 - Features
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Happy Fourth of July! Off to see some fireworks! Joe’s Maybe Memorable Quote of the Day You are a real patriot when you support liberty for me and thee.

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What I Have Missed

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 28, 2020 - Features
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It’s Poetry Day at An Ordinary Joe’s Soapbox! I have written a poem entitled “What I Have Missed”. It is about what I have been missing since coronavirus became an epidemic. For poetry lovers and for those who think poetry is nothing but bull bleep, enjoy! What I have missed Since coronavirus Became the modern […]

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What I Really Want for My Birthday and 500 Posts

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 23, 2020 - Features, The Big 59, Writing
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I’m gonna sing it loud, sing it proud–HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME, HAPPY BIRTHDAY ORDINARY JOE, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! Even though I am an Old Fart, I am never too old for birthday cake and ice cream. Nor am I too old for birthday games like Spin the Bottle, Truth or […]

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An Ordinary Joe Soapbox Classic: A Great Man

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 21, 2020 - Features
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For all the dads out there, today is your day. In 1995, I wrote a tribute to my father on his 89th birthday. In honor of Father’s Day, I am reprinting this tribute: Today, I want to pay tribute to a great man. No, it isn’t George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, or Ulysses S. Grant. And […]

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Another Blog Update

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 14, 2020 - Features, Writing
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There are some times in which I am not as honest as Abraham Lincoln. Several weeks ago, I said I was going to blog more often. However, I have concentrated so much time on writing projects that blogging has been put on the back burner. Besides, I have been busy with projects around the house […]

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Memorial Day, 2020

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - May 25, 2020 - Features
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Memorial Day–celebrate but also remember. Joe’s Maybe Memorable Quote of the Day War is the ultimate failure of peace.

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An Update on This Blog

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - May 24, 2020 - Features, Writing
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For the past couple of months, I have not spent too much time on my soapbox. As my good friend Al Tureegogh would say, so what’s up, Joe? Because of the pandemic, I have been furloughed from my job. Consequently, I have been spending lots and lots time writing. I have been writing a plethora […]

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Mother’s Day, a Couple of Words of Wisdom to the Class of 2020, and Little Richard

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - May 10, 2020 - Features
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I would like to wish all mothers a Happy Mother’s Day! Have fun with your children and remember to practice social distancing during this pandemic. It is also the time of the year in which I give some words of wisdom to graduates. However, graduation ceremonies across the country are being cancelled because of the […]

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Happy Birthday to An Ordinary Joe’s Soapbox!

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - April 26, 2020 - Features
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Another year, another birthday. An Ordinary Joe’s Soapbox is nine years old! Last year, I wrote this: My life seems so different now than in 2011. I have moved into a new house, observed the passing of close loved ones, worked as an unpaid home health aide for my parents-in-law for the better part of […]

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A Surreal Three Weeks

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - April 4, 2020 - Features
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It has been a surreal three weeks. I have been in self-quarantine since March 17. I’m not sick, but I don’t want to catch the coronavirus. Nonetheless, I feel strange being cooped up in my house all of the time. I feel like a prisoner except I haven’t committed any crime except maybe being a […]

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