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Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge

Charlie 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.

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge

Home Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge
Charlie 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.
Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Stop the merry-go-round please

Stop the merry-go-round please - I'd like to get off. Like many I admit to being a tad shocked, a whole bunch saddened, and substantially...
Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge

Hodgepodge: Spouses, partners often not thought about

Hodgepodge: Spouses, partners often not thought about by Charlie Hodge. Thank God for Tez. Literally. If we are lucky we find a few special people who join...
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Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge: July 5th, 2019

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge. As the column slug would suggest - here is another HodgePodge of random thoughts, observations and questions: Like many Canadians, due to economics,...
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Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge: Liberation in facing mortality – June 28, 2019

Hodgepodge: Liberation in facing mortality by Charlie Hodge. I'm scared. In fact I admit to occasionally being terrified - despite my spiritual faith. I have come to the...
Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge: Scaredy Cat – June 21st 2019

Hodgepodge: Scaredy Cat by Charlie Hodge. Scaredy Cat ain't so scared anymore, and Oodie Pooders likely approves. Last time long term HodgePodge readers were tuned into the...
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Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – June 7th 2019

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge. I was hoping to write something thoughtful and profound about Father's Day, but feeling stuck. In the process of inspiration I found...
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Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – May 31st 2019

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge. In true HodgePodge fashion here's a short catch-can of thoughts and suggestions. Old-time Okanagan rock n' roll fans will definitely want to mark...
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Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – May 24th, 2019

Why does it feel like long time hockey fans have been here before? Perhaps because we have. Unless you are a hockey fanatic the significance of...
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HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge – May 17th, 2019

HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge. I'd like to alter an infamous adage. 'April showers bring May flowers' should be changed (for honesty and integrity) to read 'April showers...
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HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge – May 10th, 2019

HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge. It's appropriate, I suppose, that my birthday and Mothers' Day should be less than a week apart. I make no bones about...