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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

The Cheating Mentality

Posted on Dec 14, 2005 | Last Updated Dec 23, 2012

Essay about cheating in online games, using hacks in multiplayer games.

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online gaming, hacking, hacks, cheats, cheating, psychology

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

Observation on Trust in Society

Posted on Dec 10, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Essay about trust in personal lives, culture and global civilization.

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trust, trusting, trustworthy, trustworthiness

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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Cringe Photos 2

Posted on Nov 29, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011
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Cringe headlined at the Alrosa Villa on November 29, 2002.

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Tiger Beetle - Ohio

Posted on Jun 27, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011
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Photos of a tiger beetle at Darby Park in central Ohio.

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Spider Photos 1

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

Some spiders I've photographed.

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spider pictures, spiders

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

Donald George Olson died at 72

Some memories and thoughts about my Dad
Posted on Mar 24, 2013 | Last Updated Apr 27, 2013
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My Dad, Donald George Olson, died on March 18, 2013... just four days shy of his 73rd birthday.

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