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The MySpace Generation

Posted on May 23, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011

Thoughts on the social media phenomenon and its effect on the current young generation. Originally written with MySpace in mind, but valid for other sites like Facebook.

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myspace.com, myspace, facebook, social media, internet, online, parenting, education, web

Statues Go Away

Posted on Apr 15, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

A poem on the march of time. Things can change even if they seem eternal.

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statues, time, erosion, temporal world, poetry

Monster of Despair

Posted on May 5, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

A poem by Shawn Olson on keeping life in perspective in rough times.

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fighting, despair, personal loss, poem, poetry

A Perspective on Patriotism

Posted on Jan 25, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Essay about patriotism, nationalism and America.

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patriotism, patriot, patriots, nationalism, america, culture

A Sonnet Dreamt

Posted on Nov 15, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

A poem about enjoying the moments and memories in our lives.

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memories, hopes, dreams, tragedy, time

Where are you now?

Posted on Nov 5, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 1, 2011

A poem on emotional fatigue and self-doubt.

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where are you now, poem by shawn olson, poetry, emotional fatigue, self doubt

Steps beyond me

Posted on Feb 6, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Poetic advice from father to son to be brave, good, kind; to make something out of life.

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fatherly proverb, advice to son, poetry, poem

Hiding in the Cracks

Posted on Feb 28, 2012 | Last Updated Feb 28, 2012

A poem about the illusion of discontinuity; questioning the static.

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Infection of the Heart

Posted on Nov 9, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

Poem about despair and the false questions that can lead us into the darkest areas of the human heart. A poem for Vince Kingrea, who sadly took his own life.

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despair, suicidal, depression

Season Finale

Posted on Jul 25, 2004 | Last Updated Aug 7, 2009

The one where one door closes and another opens.

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Love poetry, tv analogy
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