Category: Writing

Maybe Not a Perfect Ten but a Perfect Ten to Me! Happy Birthday to the Soapbox!

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - April 25, 2021 - Features, Space, Writing
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Yahoo, woohoo, cock-a-doodle-doo, dispy-doo, and supercalifragilisticexpialidocious-doo! It’s time to celebrate, boogie down, hula, rhumba, shimmy shimmy ko-ko-bop, do the hustle and the twist and the Batusi, and even waltz across Texas and Texas City, Illinois! An Ordinary Joe’s Soapbox is celebrating its tenth birthday! As I wrote in my last post, I enjoy blog writing […]

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Ten Years After

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - April 18, 2021 - Features, Politics, Sports, Writing
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One of the groups that performed at the Woodstock concert in 1969 was Ten Years After. While I was thinking up something to write this morning, I was surprised to discover that I have been blogging for ten years. Much has changed over the past decade. I moved into a new house, wrote several books […]

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I Have Been Forgetful

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - March 21, 2021 - Features, Sports, Writing
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My, my, I have been forgetful lately. This week, I forgot it was St. Patrick’s Day. I didn’t get a chance to drink green beer and Shamrock Shakes, sing “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling”, and watch Leprechaun movies. Nor did I get a chance to write limericks. I believe limericks are a seriously underrated literary […]

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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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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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