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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

Bob Mauk, purring his heart into his work

Posted on Jan 15, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

Interview with wildlife artist Bob Mauk, originally printed in the Westside Messenger.

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bob mauk, wildlife, artist, columbus

Politics from the Porch

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

People wonder what the value of politics is. Inclusion in history, that's the value.

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local politics

Astrology As I See It

Posted on Mar 16, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011
astrology is bogus

A skeptical essay on astrology.

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astrology, skepticism, philosophy

Another rough week

Posted on Apr 27, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Another week of recovery for Donna Olson.

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donna olson ill, stroke, sickness

Computer Art

Posted on Dec 12, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011
Cthulu ImageDark VisageHairy Beast

Samples of my art designed on a computer.

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Ambitions and Weekends

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

Essay on being self-aware and realizing that the human psyche has some hardwired contradictions and paradoxes.

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human, self-aware

Evolution of a Shutterbug

Posted on Apr 20, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011

Some tips on photography and an overview on my education with cameras.

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photographers history, shutterbug, cameras, pictures

The root of educational failure

Posted on Nov 17, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011

The reason public education suffers is because the primary participants (students and parents), do not share a love for learning.

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why schools fail, educational problems, education, curriculum

CSDE_CAMPSIDE - Counter-Strike Map

Posted on Jun 8, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Custom Counter-Strike map by Shawn Olson. Small, fast map using hybrid objective of bomb and hostage

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