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Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge

Charlie Hodge - HodgepodgeCharlie Hodge is a best-selling author, writer, 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.

Christmas is on full fledged and bring on the Christmas Angels.

Christmas is on full fledged and bring on the Christmas Angels. HodgePodge, By Charlie Hodge Once again Christmas has delightfully burst on the scene at the House...

Planning Christmas gifts part II

Planning Christmas gifts part II HodgePodge, By Charlie Hodge I admit to a past life of addiction and still carry a few to this day. Thankfully my...

Think local talent when planning Christmas gifts

Think local talent when planning Christmas gifts HodgePodge, By Charlie Hodge The House of Hodge has become semi-dependent with online shopping the past two years, due to...

Bells will be ringing

Bells will be ringing HodgePodge, by Charlie Hodge Remembrance (Armistice) Day and Christmas ironically share a number of attributes aside from merely calendar kinship. That reality...

New thoughts on aging tradition – honouring the vets

New thoughts on aging tradition - honouring the vets HodgePodge, By Charlie Hodge Our country and our world is in a severe state of chaos and division...

Family gifts cause anxiety and guilt

HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge Well the final missing piece to the puzzle has been put in place. (Leave it to a parent to figure it...

Drop the puck – it’s that time of year again

Drop the puck - it’s that time of year again HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge I’m superstitious enough to almost not want to say something in advance -...

An ode to vinyl and my stroll down memory lane

“Music is a vehicle in which one drives around a feeling.” - Valdy Many moons ago my trusted, much loved, high-end record player and stereo system...

Thankful for many things this thanksgiving by Charlie Hodge

HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge I can hardly move, still. In fact I continue to add to the water-buffalo-in-mud imitation as I write this - typing...
Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Danny Boy

I miss you Danny Boy. It’s been awhile since we sat here in my back yard and quaffed a couple of cold ones in the...