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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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Hiding in the Cracks

Posted on Feb 28, 2012 | Last Updated Feb 28, 2012

A poem about the illusion of discontinuity; questioning the static.

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Hayden

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 19, 2011

Photos and stories relating to my youngest son Hayden.

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The Hermit Colony

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 19, 2011

Table of contents for the satirical story the Hermit Colony.

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June 15, 2009 Newsletter

Posted on Jun 14, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
Jack Buckingham

Newsletter including the retirement of Jack Buckingham. Discussion on teachers.

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The Public Disdain for Science

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

An essay about common public opinion towards science.

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The MySpace Generation

Posted on May 23, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011

Thoughts on the social media phenomenon and its effect on the current young generation. Originally written with MySpace in mind, but valid for other sites like Facebook.

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Golf Outing Fundraiser

Sep 9, 2009

Golf Outing Fundraiser

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Empty is as full as it gets

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

Humorous piece by Shawn Olson about cars, originally printed in the Columbus Messenger.

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Saying Goodbye to Dad

Newsletter, July 27, 2013
Posted on Jul 27, 2013 | Last Updated Jul 27, 2013

Shawn Olson's Newsletter, July 27, 2013. News about my father's death.

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