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Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge

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Charlie Hodge is a best-selling author, writer, a current Kelowna City Councillor, and a Director on the Regional District of the Central Okanagan Board. He spent more than 25 years as a full-time newspaper journalist and has a diverse background in public relations, promotions, personal coaching, and strategic planning. A former managing editor, assistant editor, sports editor, entertainment editor, journalist, and photographer, Hodge also co-hosted a variety of radio talk shows and still writes a regular weekly newspaper column titled Hodge Podge, which he has crafted now for 41 years. His biography on Howie Meeker, titled Golly Gee It’s Me is a Canadian bestseller and his second book, Stop It There, Back It Up – 50 Years of the NHL garnered lots of attention from media and hockey fans alike. Charlie is currently working on a third hockey book, as well as a contracted historical/fiction novel. His creative promotional skills and strategic planning have been utilized for many years in the Canadian music industry, provincial, national, and international environmental fields, and municipal, provincial, and federal politics. Charlie is a skilled facilitator, a dynamic motivational speaker, and effective personal coach. His hobbies include gardening, canoeing, playing pool, and writing music. Charlie shares his Okanagan home with wife Teresa and five spoiled cats.
Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge

HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge – Her ‘Ninja Bombing’ was perfectly timed

HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge Her 'Ninja Bombing' was perfectly timed. Despite the ominous tag the wonderful gesture made our day and was precisely the right mental medicine...
Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge

HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge – Constant change is definitely

Constant change is definitely HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge Well, it's definitely true, constant change is here to stay. How are you dealing with the COVID challenges so...
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Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – A blend of emotions with our new world

I admit to a blend of emotions with our new world. From a health perspective I'm a tad freaked out by Covid-19. Clearly with stage...
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Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Double edged sword of covid-19

by Charlie Hodge In these difficult times it does not hurt to put a positive spin on things. It is one of those choices we...
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Hodge Podge By Charlie Hodge – How are you doing so far?

How are you doing so far? Feeling a little fried by it all?  You are not alone. Okanagan residents (and Canadians in general) are thinking 'big...
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HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge – Stay Home Please

HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge - Stay Home Please 'Just because I'm paranoid does not mean they are not after me.' Good for a chuckle yet apropos...
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Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Adapt or die

By Charlie Hodge Three tiny words often overused or dramatized. Today, however, the three little words have become a reality imperative. A mantra for survival If...
Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge

Hodge Podge By Charlie Hodge – Lead, follow, or get the…

By Charlie Hodge I do not have to close my eyes to visualize Dad spouting off one of his favourite adages at times like this....

Leafs and the Lost Parade

Leafs and the Lost Parade By Charlie Hodge. Silly as it sounds (and unlikely as the scenario is) there appears to be a sad, almost cruel...

Coronavirus causing chaos across Canada

Coronavirus causing chaos across Canada By Charlie Hodge. Akin to the proverbial thorn in the lion's paw, a sneaky little virus, allegedly out of East, has put...

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