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

Okay, Boomer, You’re Not a Student

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - September 13, 2020 - Features
0

Ah, there are days when it is more than okay being an “Okay Boomer”. I don’t have to eat at the kiddie card table during family get-togethers; I don’t have to show an ID proving that I am old enough to drink; I can watch the most adult of adult movies; I can listen to […]

Read More

Place Your Bets! 2020 Kentucky Derby

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - September 4, 2020 - Features, Sports
0

It’s Kentucky Derby time! However, this year’s Debry will most likely not be, in the words of Hunter S. Thompson, decadent and depraved. Not only it is being held on the first Saturday in September, it is being run before no fans. That means no mint julep tailgates, no D-list Hollywood celebrities, no appearances of […]

Read More

In Praise of Klutzes

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - August 30, 2020 - Features
0

Klutzes of the world, unite! There is an article in the Atlantic arguing that coronavirus has made klutzes out of everyone. The author gave a chronicle of his pratfalls over the past several months. Almost since the day I first put on my big boy underwear, I knew I was a klutz. I remember stumbling […]

Read More

A Strange Kentucky Derby

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - August 23, 2020 - Features
0

This year the Kentucky Derby will not be decadent and depraved. America’s most famous horse race will be run during the Labor Day weekend without fans. I am a fan of horse racing. I think going to the track is far more fun than going to a casino. I like sitting in the sun, studying […]

Read More

Ordinary Joe and the Vice-Presidency

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - August 16, 2020 - Features, Politics
0

Oh, no, I’m not Joe Biden’s vice-presidential pick. Since Mike Pence isn’t going anywhere, I won’t be President Trump’s veep, either. Heck, even Kayne West probably wouldn’t consider me to his second banana. During the last presidential campaign, I gave out my reasons why I would be an ideal vice-presidential nominee: Several times in this […]

Read More

Book Writing

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 26, 2020 - Features, Writing
0

Jeepers, it’s been a while since I have written a blog post. I haven’t been on vacation. Instead, I have been busy writing a book. It is a compilation of essays in which I give my opinions on life during coronavirus. Some of them are funny, some are angry, some are sad, some are serious, […]

Read More

Happy Fourth of July!

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 4, 2020 - Features
0

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.

Read More

What I Have Missed

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 28, 2020 - Features
0

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 […]

Read More

What I Really Want for My Birthday and 500 Posts

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 23, 2020 - Features, The Big 59, Writing
0

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 […]

Read More

An Ordinary Joe Soapbox Classic: A Great Man

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 21, 2020 - Features
0

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 […]

Read More