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The Pumpkin Patch

Posted on Oct 27, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 1, 2011

An ancient horror lurks in the night time pumpkin patch.

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pumpkin patch, horror, story, fiction, halloween

Do Not Call - Seriously

Posted on Oct 8, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 1, 2011

When the Do Not Call registry went into effect, telemarketing should have listened.

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do not call registry, telemarketer, telemarketing, free speech

Unavoidable Night

Posted on Jan 20, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

A poem on nihilism by Shawn Olson.

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unavoidable night, nihilism, family, life, poem, poetry

Psychics and Statistics

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Sep 26, 2015

What happens when a Carl Sagan fan meets with person with psychic ability.

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paranormal ability, psychics, pseudoscience, statistics, logic

The Hurry-Stop Syndrome

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 26, 2011

This editorial was the last Chalkboard editorial Shawn Olson wrote for the Columbus Messenger.

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impatient society, red lights

Donna Olson died at 55

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

Donna Olson, my mother, died on August 4, 2003.

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donna olson died, death, donna marie olson, donna himes

John Hart Dies at 69

Posted on May 19, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Former Prairie Township Trustee John Hart died on May 14, 2003.

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john hart, john w. hart, prairie township trustee dies, her realtor

The loving neighborhood – For Residents Only

Posted on Nov 5, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011
For Residents OnlyKeep Out

Communites want to stop teenage crime, but continue to take away legitimate outlets for youthful activities.

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The loving neighborhood – For Residents Only - social problems, urban decay, children and society, sports, athletic outlets

The Storm Within

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

A poem sparked by an exceptionally reflective and intoxicated night.

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internal turmoil poem, apostasy, self doubt poetry

Nature and Education

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 26, 2011

Shawn Olson calls for more inclusion of nature in education.

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nature education, natural curiosity
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