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Jeremy Martin

Posted on Dec 31, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

A brief description of Jeremy Wayne Martin by Shawn Olson.

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jeremy martin bio by shawn olson

Subjects in the Classroom and Life

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

A discussion on the utilitarian value of the subjects our schools teach. This editorial on education was one of the last pieces Shawn Olson printed as a Messenger writer.

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educational subjects, subject relevance in education

America’s New War

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

A reaction to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America, written shortly after the attacks.

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terrorism, america's new war

Animal House

Posted on Mar 27, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
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Our home is the animal house. A golden retriever, a cat, a chinchilla, fish and several children roam the hallways of the house. And others live outside.

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animal, animals, dogs, cats, fish, pets

Desktops are not extinct

Posted on Mar 8, 2012 | Last Updated Mar 8, 2012

Editorial discussing the notion that the time of the desktop is over. I argue that the advent of smart phones, tablets and mobile devices do not preclude the value of the desktop.

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computer, productivity, mobile device, ipad

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

2006 is Here

Posted on Jan 1, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011

First newsletter for 2006

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2006 newsletter

Age of Drunken Gods

Posted on Feb 6, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Poem on the greed and mania of our age.

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greed, age drunken gods, poem, poetry

Obama's Health Care Reform

Posted on Oct 1, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

A skeptical view on the political debate on health care reform in America. This article questions the entire premise of forcing health care insurance on the public.

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health care, reform, insurance

We Need Science

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

Essays on the need to prioritize science in our everyday lives--and to focus on science in our schools.

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