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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge

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Charlie Hodge is a best-selling author, writer, and Kelowna City Councillor. He spent more than 27 years as a full-time newspaper journalist and has a diverse background in public relations, promotions, and strategic planning. A former managing editor, assistant editor, sports editor, entertainment editor, journalist, and photographer, Hodge has 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 34 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 his third hockey book, as well as a historical/fiction novel. Charlie is proprietor of Hodge Communications based in Kelowna, B.C. Charlie’s 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. A creative thinker and innovator, Charlie believes in helping clients make their best choices; assist them with strategic plans, and decision make. Charlie is a skilled facilitator, a dynamic and motivational speaker, and effective personal coach. His hobbies include gardening, canoeing, playing pool, and writing music. Charlie shares his Okanagan home with wife Teresa, three cats, and a very spoiled dog.
Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge 2018

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Someone’s going to get a broken heart

At least three people are going to have their heart broken on Valentine's Day. 'Silly season' is starting earlier than anticipated thanks to last summer's...
Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge 2018

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Jan 12, 2018

Seems I'm not the only Kelownian to happily say farewell to 2017 and hello to 2018. Last week's HodgePodge garnered a number of comments...
Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge 2018

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – New Year’s Trumped By Stupidity

Welcome 2018 - or more precisely glad to see you go 2017 Like many other folk one of my human foibles is the ability to...
Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge 2018

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – January 2, 2018

Christmas day was quieter than anticipated at Hodge House  yet remarkable and wonderful just the same. Tez's mom Otti Tomani and long-time friend Yves...

Charlie’s Angel List 2017 is HERE!

As I pen this a full-fledged snowstorm is enveloping our city. While I know many folks dread winter weather, I admit to loving snow....

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Dec 8, 2017

Christmas chaos has hit the House of Hodge, which means Tez and I are in our glory. When it comes to Christmas it is...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Angel’s List & Hockey Predictions

At 62 years of age one would think the joyful sensations of the holiday season would have paled a bit by now, yet I...
Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Life Lessons

Life is littered with lessons and if we are wise we continue to observe and learn. Having spent some 25 days in hospital, many of...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Memo From Paradise – aka KGH

Hello from Paradise. Also known by most as Kelowna General Hospital. Right now it feels like paradise to me compared to where I briefly...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Oct 20, 2017

You can't make this stuff up. Well, actually I guess you can however it is overwhelmingly warming and intriguing when such heart-rendering stories unfold.  Occasionally...