Category: Jobs

Last Post of the Year–The Annual Joeys

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - December 31, 2018 - Features, Flicks, Jobs, Politics, Sports
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It’s that special time of the year! Not only is it the last post of the year, it’s time to hand out the annual Joeys! I created the Joeys in 2011 to present awards in categories not normally seen in the “best of” lists in newspapers and magazines. There are no monetary compensation, medals, or […]

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Labor Day Musings

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - September 2, 2017 - Features, Jobs, Politics, Sports, TV
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B.C. Lorio via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND Labor Day weekend is here. Time for a little rest and relaxation before heading back to the daily grind next week. If I was in high school, I would probably be required to write an essay about what I like about Labor Day. Labor Day is great because: […]

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Best of An Ordinary’s Joe Soapbox: What I Have Learned from School. Plus, Some Words about the Amazon Jobs Fair

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - August 5, 2017 - Features, Jobs, Little Depression
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jesuscm via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND Sing it loud kids, don’t sing it too proud, “School days, school days, dear old Golden Rule days.” Yes, it’s that time of the year–youngsters of all ages are going back to school. Another year of lessons, detentions, playing hooky, yellow school buses, fish sticks and mystery meatloaf in […]

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Another Week, Another Stream of Consciousness Post

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 29, 2017 - Features, Jobs, Little Depression, Politics, TV
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Maybe it is the hot weather or maybe because I am working too hard at work, but my mind is still more scrambled than a couple dozen eggs at a Denny restaurant. For the second week in a row, I am writing a stream of consciousness post. –I read with great sadness that the voices […]

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A Stream of Consciousness Post

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 22, 2017 - Features, Flicks, Jobs, Politics, Sports, Stream of Consciouness, Writing
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Chicago Art Department via Foter.com / CC BY I am doing something different this week–a stream of consciousness post. It will feature some of the thoughts that have been rattling my brain over the past few weeks. It may sound like gibberish or the musings of someone who had too much wacky tobacky (I don’t […]

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Once Again, At a Loss for Words

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 9, 2017 - Features, Jobs, Little Depression, Love, Music, Politics, Sports, Writing
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▓▒░ TORLEY ░▒▓ via Foter.com / CC BY-SA About this time last year, I wrote a post called “A Loss for Words”. Guess what? I am at a loss for words again. Because I am nearly as mute as Harpo Marx, I’m not going to write about: Independence Day–It was too short of a holiday. […]

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Some of the Foolish Things I Haven’t Done

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - April 1, 2017 - Features, Flicks, Jobs
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Fulla T via Foter.com / CC BY-NC Those of you who made straight Fs in school or did the wrong thing at the wrong time, rejoice! Today is your special day–April Fools Day!. In this blog, I have recounted many of the foolish things I have done in my lifetime like play basketball, teaching history […]

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Election 2016: Special Guest Commentary by Al Tureegogh

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - February 12, 2016 - Al Tureegogh, Features, Jobs, Little Depression, Politics
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DonkeyHotey via Foter.com / CC BY And now, a guest commentary about the 2016 Election from my good friend and cracker-barrel political guru, Al Tureegogh: Maybe I’ve been spending too much time watching the boob tube rather than reading the National Review or the Nation, but Election 2016 strikes me as a political reality show […]

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2014: A Look Back

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - January 9, 2015 - Features, Jobs
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Gonzalo Merat / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND My, my, how time marches on. The year 2014 has now been in the history books for a week. When I start reminiscing about the past twelve months, I feel like Chevy Chase when he took a look back at the year 1975 on the “Weekend Update” segment […]

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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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