Category: Writing

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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Scooby-Do and Me

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - September 15, 2019 - Features, Poems, TV, Writing
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Friends, Romans, countrymen, readers of this blog, and all the Ordinary as well as the Unordinary Joes, lend me your ears–it is the halfway point to the Ides of March. Perhaps more than anytime of the year, the middle of September is a time of transition. Summer is turning to fall. The kids are back […]

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Weekend Bonus: What I Do During Hot Weather

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 21, 2019 - Features, Flicks, Sports, TV, Writing
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Back in the mid-1980s, a hit song on the radio was ex-Eagle Glenn Frey’s “The Heat Is On”. This past week, the heat has been on in my neighborhood. I will admit this is far from the worst heatwave I have encountered. In 1988, there were weeks where the temperature soared over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, […]

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