Archive: April, 2019

No Jeopardy! for Me

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - April 28, 2019 - Features, TV
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Ever heard of James Holzhauer? He is the quiz whiz who is crushing the competition on Jeopardy! Oddly, he is not a high tech wizard, a rocket scientist, a Harvard professor, or even a tycoon. Instead, he is a professional gambler, proving that the wise guys and gals you meet at the track or the […]

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Eight Is Not Enough–The Soapbox Celebrates Another Anniversary!

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - April 21, 2019 - Features, Writing
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This is a special time–it is Easter and Passover. My wife loves both holidays, and we have been quite busy cleaning the house and cooking feasts. So I want to wish a Happy Easter and Passover to my Christian and Jewish readers. In addition, this is the eighth anniversary of this blog! My life seems […]

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So I Wanted to Be a Librarian. . . .

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - April 13, 2019 - Books, Features, Jobs
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National Library Week ends today. My name is Ordinary Joe, and I am a recovering librarian. I didn’t become a librarian because I loved shelving books, smelling the odor of musty documents in the morning, or saying “Shh!” to noisy patrons. Nor was it because I fantasized about becoming the second coming of Melvil Dewey […]

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A Question and Answer Post

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - April 7, 2019 - Features, Politics, Sports
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A couple of days ago, my great friend, Al Tureeegogh, stopped by my place and asked me a bunch of questions. In this post, I will try to answer a few of them: 1. Are you glad spring has finally come? Of course. This past winter was long and unusually cold–I froze my gluteus maximus […]

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