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The Fairness Mentality

Posted on Jan 1, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011

Essay about our skewed perspective on fairness.

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fairness, justice

Information Overload

An Over-Abundance of Information in the Information Age
Posted on Apr 4, 2010 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

An essay on the trends on the Internet that cause an explosion of information that is often antithetical to the ideals of democracy and progress. This essay cautions parents, teachers and community leaders to be wary of every emerging media outlet.

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internet, society, media, information, data, knowledge

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

A Yahoo Speaks Out

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

An unpublished editorial where Shawn Olson responds to a crankpot reader.

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yahooism, censorship, prudish critics

Hole in my Heel

Posted on Jan 27, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

The story of how I survived a wound that killed legendary Achilles.

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achilles heel, severed tendon

J. Ashburn Jr. Youth Center turns 40

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

History of the J. Ashburn Jr. Youth Center, a refuge for many children and teenagers in the Hilltop, a community on the West Side of Columbus, Ohio. Story from in the Columbus Messenger Newspapers for April 29, 2002 by staff writer Shawn Olson.

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j ashburn youth center, keith neal, jaymes saunders, michael redd, mike red

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

Worry Warts

Posted on Nov 30, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Essay about worry, stress and humanity. Why you should stop stressing out. There's no need.

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worry, worrying, worrisome, worries, stress

Educational Drop-Outs

Posted on Feb 9, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Observations on high school drop-outs and society.

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education, high school drop-outs,

Notes From Cali

Posted on Sep 10, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Kayaking a Sport... Yeah Right

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