Category: Features

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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On Hiatus–Yet Again

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - March 15, 2020 - Features, Writing
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This post is on hiatus again. I am not going on spring break like millions of college students; instead, I believe the time is right to take a break from the written world. Besides, with the coronavirus pandemic spreading across the world, there are more serious things to worry about than chugging out blog posts. […]

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Technology and the Ordinary Joe

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - March 8, 2020 - Books, Features, TV, Writing
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If you are interested in reading about Super Tuesday, coronavirus, March Madness, the British royals, Daylight Savings Time, or the Masked Singer, please turn to somewhere else on the ‘Net. Instead, I am going to write about something I usually don’t cover in this blog–no, not hot sex or hot chicken recipes. Instead, I am […]

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Once Again, A Boo/Yahoo Post

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - March 1, 2020 - Boos and Yahoos, Features, Flicks, Politics, Sports
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Last week, I did a Have You Noticed? post. In this edition of the Soapbox, I am going to do something I haven’t done in a year–a Boo/Yahoo post. The beginning of March. Yahoo. Even though March is not my favorite month, it is a lot better than February. And spring is just a few […]

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Have You Noticed During Late February?

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - February 23, 2020 - Features, Politics, Sports, The Arts
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I am going to do something I haven’t done in a half-year–a Have You Noticed? post. Have you noticed that February never seems to end? Worse, since this is a leap year, it’s going to be longer? Have you noticed that moderation is no longer a virtue in the Democratic Party? Have you noticed nobody […]

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Some Words on Politics During the Presidents’ Day Weekend

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - February 16, 2020 - Features, Politics
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I am going to discuss a subject I have more or less avoided in a long while, and no, it’s has nothing to do with S-E-X. Instead, I am going to talk about presidents and politics. I know I have become disenchanted with politics, but it is like love was on February 14–it is in […]

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