Category: Books

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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So I Wanted to Be a Librarian. . . .

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - April 13, 2019 - Books, Features, Jobs
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National Library Week ends today. My name is Ordinary Joe, and I am a recovering librarian. I didn’t become a librarian because I loved shelving books, smelling the odor of musty documents in the morning, or saying “Shh!” to noisy patrons. Nor was it because I fantasized about becoming the second coming of Melvil Dewey […]

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Books That Turn Me Off

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - April 29, 2017 - Books, Features, Writing
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While trying to find a topic to expound on this week, I noticed a lot of bloggers were writing about the same subject–the books that turn them off. Even though I am a frustrated librarian/archivist who would rather read than eat, sleep, play the ponies, and even do the dirty deed (no, it’s not square […]

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Politics and the Nobel Prize–Another Chat With Al Tureegogh

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - October 2, 2016 - Books, Features, Politics
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outtacontext via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND This conversation may or may not happened a couple of days ago. Only I know for sure. . . . “Hey, Ordinary Joe!” “Hi, Al Tureegogh. Long time, no see. How’s life treating you.” “Great! I enjoy my job, the World Series is around the corner, and I am […]

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Best of an Ordinary Joe’s Soapbox: Mind Vacations

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - May 26, 2016 - Books, Features, Sports
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sandra_d_newsome via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA Another holiday is just around the corner, and I am ready to go on a vacation. Since everything on my mind I have written about before in this humble blog, I am going to rerun a post from last year called “Mind Vacations.” Whenever my mind is on vacation, […]

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Impossible and Possible Dreams

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - May 19, 2016 - Books, Features, Love, Music, Politics, Space, Sports, The Arts
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frankieleon via Foter.com / CC BY Just the other day, there was a song on the radio I haven’t heard in ages–“The Impossible Dream”. I enjoy this song because it inspires me to fight the unbeatable foe and to reach the unreachable star. Sad to say, there are many things in life that for me […]

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A Post About Nothing

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - January 16, 2015 - Books, Features, Politics, Writing
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Darwin Bell / Foter / CC BY This post is going to be like Seinfeld–something about nothing. Because I am suffering from that dreaded disease called writers block, I really don’t have anything of importance to say. I can come up with one last post about the holidays, but it would be more rancid than […]

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Dear Santa Claus

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - December 5, 2014 - Books, Features, Jobs, Politics, Space, Writing
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Affiliate / Foter / CC BY Dear Santa Claus: A couple of days ago, I read an Internet article in which the naughtiest boys are named Joe/Joseph. Since I’m a Joe, I must confess I have not always walked the straight and the narrow during the past year. I have talked like a drunken sailor, […]

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Twenty Questions and Answers

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - October 17, 2014 - Books, Features, Music, Politics, The Arts, TV
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Travelin' Librarian / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA Questions, I always have questions. In this post, I am going to play the old game of Twenty Questions. Since I am a nice blogger who doesn’t want to keep my readers in suspense, I will graciously give my answers. Who is going to win this year’s World […]

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Some Boos and Yahoos

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - October 11, 2014 - Books, Boos and Yahoos, Features, Jobs, Little Depression, Politics, The '80's
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It has been ages since I have done this, but I am getting up on my little ol’ soapbox to yell out some boos and yahoos: Boo to the Scandinavians who didn’t award me the Nobel prize in literature. Oh, well, as we Chicago Cub fans like to say, wait ’til next year or more […]

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