Category: Features

Bloggers Want to Have Fun

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - January 24, 2021 - Features, Politics, Writing
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It’s been a while since I have been on the soapbox. I have not been suffering from writers block. I have been spending a great deal of time on my writing projects that I hope will become published someday. However, I have noticed lately that whenever I write, I suffer from another problem–“procrastinator’s block”. Thanks […]

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Last Post of the Year

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - December 31, 2020 - Features
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Normally, the last post of the year is the Annual Joeys. I created the Joeys in 2011 to present awards in categories not normally seen in the “best of” lists in newspapers and magazines. There are no monetary compensation, medals, or statues associated with the Joeys–just the pride of doing something memorable or stupid or […]

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The Annual Christmas Message and a Few Bad Holiday Poems

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - December 25, 2020 - Features
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You better watch out–it’s time for my annual Christmas message. As an Old Fart Baby Boomer, Christmas was not necessarily the most wonderful time of the year, but it was the most special. And it was especially special in my household because my parents were the biggest Christmas fanatics this side of the North Pole […]

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Twelve More Things That Bother Me During Christmas

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - December 20, 2020 - Features
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Last year, I wrote about the twelve things that bother me during Christmas. Here are twelve more things that make me say, “Bah, humbug!” 1. Non-white Christmases. Christmas without snow is just not Christmasy. 2. Rudolph. My least favorite reindeer. Somehow, I wish someone would sing about Blitzen or Comet. I want to know what […]

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A Brief Message About Thanksgiving

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - November 26, 2020 - Features
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I am one of those lardo guys who likes three meals a day plus a few more for appetizers. Since today’s is Thanksgiving, I am naturally more hungrier than all the people at the First Turkey Day plus a few others throughout New England. I don’t want to spend a lot of time writing when […]

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Some Reflections on the Past Election

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - November 15, 2020 - Features, Politics
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The elections are over. Looks like Joe Biden will be the next president, but Donald Trump will probably not concede until Inauguration Day. I was thinking about writing a long post about the elections. But even though I did my civic duty and voted early by mail, I was ws probably less excited on Election […]

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Another Election of Shame, A Political Endorsement, and Some Words about James Bond

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - November 1, 2020 - Features, Flicks, Politics
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In 2016, I wrote a post called “Election of Shame”. With some alterations and updates, I am rerunning that post because I feel this is another Election of Shame. “You’re not interested in politics this year,” my wife told me the other day. She is one of those odd ducks who get more excited over […]

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Election 2020–Meh

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - October 25, 2020 - Al Tureegogh, Features, Politics
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It is an election year, which meams it’s time for another political post. This year, I have become completely agnostic towards politics. I wouldn’t vote for President Donald Trump or Joe Biden if you gave me a fistful of dollars at the polling booth. And what ever happened to intriguing third party candidates like Barry […]

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Thoughts on Not Winning a Nobel Prize

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - October 11, 2020 - Features, Poems, Writing
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Drats, I didn’t win the Nobel Prize in literature. I was starting to brush up on my Swedish and Norwegian, reading etiquette books (I don’t want to act like a troglodyte when I am hobnobbing with royalty) and skiing magazines, watching naughty Scandinavian movies, and chewing Skoal tobacco. Maybe my dream of being a Nobel […]

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Ordinary Joe, A Nobel Prize Winner?

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - October 3, 2020 - Features, Politics, Sports, Writing
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Much has happened since I last stepped up on my soapbox. President Trump has contracted coronavirus, the first presidential s**tshow debate occurred, there is a Supreme Court vacancy, the Tampa Bay Lighting won the Stanley Cup, the Chicago Cubs played like the Cubs and were swept in the National League playoffs, the National Football League […]

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