Category: The Big 50

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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Almost Gone With the Wind

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - March 8, 2012 - Extraordinary Margie, Features, The Big 50
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While I was writing my post on the Monkees last week, tornadoes struck the greater metropolitan Louisville area.  My neighborhood did not suffer any significant wind damage or lose our electric power.  However, the nearby communities of Henryville, New Pekin, Chelsea,  and Marysville, Ind., were not so fortunate.  A number of people were killed, including a baby girl and her family from […]

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Back to School

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - February 27, 2012 - Features, Flicks, The Arts, The Big 50
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For movie lovers, I have some bad news—I am not going to write a post on the Oscars. Not only have I not been to a cinema or a drive-in in ages, I have never even heard of the movie that won the Oscar for best picture (The Artist) until a couple of  days ago. […]

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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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Country Songs for Those in Their Nifty Fifties

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 26, 2011 - Features, The Big 50
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Hee-Haw!  I’m in a pickin’ and grinnin’ mood today. For those who are not frequent readers of this blog, recently I hit the big 50.  I have some proposed titles for country and western songs especially tailor made for fifty-something people.   If you are a musician or musical group, you are welcome to use these […]

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On the day I turned 50. . .

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 25, 2011 - Features, The Big 50
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A couple of days ago, I reached an important milestone in my life–I became a  Halfway to Hundred person or an individual who is I finally eligible to join the AARP and golf’s Senior Tour. Because I decided to take a day off from work, I got to sleep in on my 50th birthday.  When I woke up, I must admit I felt no different than […]

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