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The idea of love

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

A philosophical look at the human emotion of love, originally printed in the Messenger.

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love, self respect, relationships

The Sunset and Spirits

Posted on Apr 2, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

A trip to a mountain top turns into a flight of irrational terror.

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north dakota sunset, spirits, fear, irrational fear, panic, ghosts, horror,

No Mushrooms and Life

Posted on Mar 7, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Jeremiah Williams prepares for his weekend and life.

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hermit colony, chapter 2, no mushrooms and life, satire, humor, fiction

Mask of Rogue 7 - Chapter 5 - Ghosts and Static

Posted on Jan 27, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Captain Jarolds finds clues that only deepen the mystery around the planet Jadus.

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mask rogue 7, ghosts static, chapter 5, science fiction

Who is she

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

A poem about a father who abandoned his daughter almost 30 years ago.

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poem, poetry, absentee parent, absentee father, deadbeat father

A Yahoo Speaks Out

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

An unpublished editorial where Shawn Olson responds to a crankpot reader.

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yahooism, censorship, prudish critics

In the Wake of a Good Night's Sleep

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

A Chalboard Column by Shawn Olson on waking up.

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sleep, morning, coffee, fatigue

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

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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