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Promoting Interest in the Classroom

Posted on Sep 22, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

An essay about the role teachers play in making subjects interesting, valuable and relevant to students. Prompted by an Open-House visit to Westland High School.

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My Wife Likes it Hot

Posted on Dec 7, 2014 | Last Updated Dec 7, 2014

A little story about when my wife made things a little too hot.

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CorelDRAW & PHOTO-PAINT Colors

A brief overview of the color tools in CorelDRAW and PHOTO-PAINT, including a video tutorial and new features in CD X5.
Posted on Mar 3, 2010 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

This article demonstrates some of the new color features in CorelDRAW X5. The video demonstrates the basic methods of selecting colors in CorelDRAW and PHOTO-PAINT. New and experienced users can benefit from the video.

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Spider Photos 3

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

Photos of spiders.

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Spider Photos 2

Posted on May 17, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

More photos of tiny spiders.

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Ambush Bug Feeding

Posted on Jul 24, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011
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Photos of an ambush bug feeding on a fly.

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How can I help fund the Shawn Olson Creative Arts?

Posted on Jul 18, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

You can help fund Shawn Olson by spreading the word, adding links, or donating.

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Mantidfly Photos

Posted on Jul 6, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011
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Photos of a mantidfly, a predatory insect related to lacewings. The insect is easily confused with the praying mantis. It is a mantis mimmick.

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Photos of Faith Ann Burson

Posted on Dec 25, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

Photos of Faith Burson (Olson) by Shawn Olson.

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March 7, 2008 Newsletter

Posted on Mar 6, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
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March 7, 2008 Newsletter, including information about recent web development by Shawn Olson. Links to projects and friend sites.

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March 7, 2008 Newsletter
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