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Cultural Cataracts

Posted on Nov 12, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

A personal conversation about the challenges facing educational and cultural progress in the face of overwhelming ignorance and myopia.

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parenting, education, society, culture

December 10, 2004 Newsletter

Posted on Dec 9, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

December 10, 2004 Newsletter. Darrell Abbott was killed in our town this week.

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december 10 newsletter, alrosa villa, darrell abbott

Return to Norton Middle School

Posted on Apr 4, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Short essay recounting a day I spent at Norton Middle School with Gary Sigrist.

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school

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

Reading Problems

Posted on Sep 14, 2003 | Last Updated Aug 16, 2013

Common reading problems.

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reading problems

The art of judging

Posted on Jan 9, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

The art of judging has been undermined by misinterpretations of historic flaws in judging.

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cultural relativism, social assessment, judging, judgment, good versus bad,

A Trip Down Hoopty Lane

Posted on Jul 18, 2007 | Last Updated Dec 7, 2014

An American Hoopty adventure to fix a van that turns into a car hater's nightmare.

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car, van, automotive, repair, fix, hoopty

Escape from Del Goroth

Posted on Jan 5, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

Emissaries from Tethmar try to escape an unknown plot in the dark city of Del Goroth.

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Del Goroth fantasy fiction

The nature of apathy

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

To be apathetic is to invite entropy, says Olson. How do we deal with it?

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apathy, entropy, progress, decay

Going bald like a man

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

An amusing editorial by Shawn Olson, originally published as a Chalkboard column in the Messenger.

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male pattern baldness, bald humor, hair loss
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