Category: Space

If I Only Lived in a Perfect World, I Could Do Those Jobs

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - September 6, 2015 - Features, Music, Politics, Space, The Arts
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karen horton / Foter / CC BY It’s time to talk about. . .nah, not sex. Instead, I am going to talk about work because tomorrow is Labor Day. Over the years, I have held quite a few jobs. Some I liked so much I whistled the “Hi Ho Hi Ho” song every morning when […]

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Pluto: Wish I Was There

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 18, 2015 - Features, Space
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Dallas1200am / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND From time to time, this blog is my confessional. And I have to admit I’m not particularly enamored with science. I never liked chemistry and physics because they had those indecipherable mathematical formulas interspersed with Greek letters. Besides, in high school chemistry, I was a menace in the lab. […]

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Farewell, Mr. Spock

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - February 27, 2015 - Features, Space
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Tom Simpson / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND Farewell, Mr. Spock, aka Leonard Nimoy. Even though I wasn’t a Trekkie, you were the greatest sci-fi character of all time. You were the perfect yin to Captain Kirk’s yang on the Starship Enterprise. And I loved how you calmly vanquished villains with your Vulcan nerve pinch. May […]

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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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Things I Miss Today

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 7, 2014 - Features, Music, Space, TV, Writing
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Although I was away for a very short time, I am back to blogging. I have completed a rough draft of my writing project after two and one half years of blood, sweat, and jeers. Even though I have never been pregnant ( I would make medical history if I did), I feel like I […]

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Fly Me to Mercury, Venus, Mars. . .

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - August 10, 2012 - Features, Space
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I know it has seemingly been light years since I have written about space.  However, there has not been a great deal of earthshaking news occuring in the Final Frontier until the Land Rover landed on Mars several days ago. While reading about the exploits of the Land Rover, I began thinking…what if I was the richest man in […]

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Happy Birthday, An Ordinary Joe’s Soapbox!

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - April 23, 2012 - Features, Flicks, Little Depression, Music, Pets, Politics, Space, Sports, The '80's, The Arts, The Big 50, TV
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An important milestone occurs this week — this blog is celebrating its first birthday! An Ordinary Joe’s Soapbox was not created not to give the point of view of a millionaire, a powerful politician or a superstar athlete.  Instead, it was designed to give someone else who has not had many opportunities in the past to get on […]

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2012: A Look Ahead

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - January 9, 2012 - Features, Music, Politics, Space, The Arts, TV
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A few days ago, I took a look back at 2011. In this post, I am going to take a look at the upcoming year in regards to this blog. Since 2012 is a presidential year, I am going to be writing a great deal on politics. However, I am not going to pretend to present […]

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The Ordinary Joe Falls into Fall With a Mixed Bag of Subjects

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - September 24, 2011 - Features, Flicks, Space, The Big 50, TV
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Ah, fall is here! Time to rake leaves, eat candy apples, watch new television series before they are canceled long before Halloween, drag coats and polyester sweaters out of the closets, and curse the Chicago Cubs for finishing in the depths of the second division again. For the first weekend of fall, I do not […]

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Labor Day, 2011

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - September 5, 2011 - Features, Jobs, Little Depression, Politics, Space
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It’s Labor Day. For working people in this country, this is not a very happy day. Last month, a total of zero new jobs were created in the United States.  Say it ain’t so Ordinary Joe, but that is the figure given by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of course, Barack Obama will give a […]

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