Category: Writing

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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Book Writing

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 26, 2020 - Features, Writing
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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, […]

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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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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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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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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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Ordinary Joe Fantasy: Attending the Oscars Ceremony

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - February 9, 2020 - Features, Flicks, Politics, Sports, The Arts, Writing
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It’s has been one busy week since my last post. Donald Trump was acquitted in the impeachment fiasco trial, the Kansas City Team With a Somewhat Politically Incorrect Nickname won the Super Bowl, the Iowa caucus was a disaster, radio gasbag Rush Limbaugh has been diagnosed with cancer and won the Presidential Medal of Freedom, […]

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Don’t Ban Books, Improve Them! (Also, More Moola for Authors!)

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - September 22, 2019 - Features, Writing
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It’s Banned Books Week! A few years ago, I wrote that short of winning the Nobel Prize in literature, the greatest honor for writers is to have their books banned because they most likely will have best sellers on their hands. People have been enticed by banned things ever since Adam and Eve ate the […]

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