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Misconceptions on Privacy Invasion

Posted on Jul 4, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

An essay defending the government's right to spy on the public.

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privacy invasion, essay sociology, politics, surveillance

Artists come a dime-a-dozen

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 27, 2011

The plight of artists trying to make a living in the 21st Century.

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art, plight, artists, occupation

A Comparison of two major dynamic web platforms (LAMP vs. WISA)

Posted on May 11, 2003 | Last Updated Aug 13, 2013

Dynamic web sites are powered by web technologies. What do these technologies do and which is best?

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LAMP, WISA, PHP, ASP, dynamic, web programming, MySQL

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

Rock Music IS Folk Art.

Posted on Dec 7, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011

Essay tracing path of folk music to modern rock.

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music, folk, rock

The Happy Worker

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

An essay on the coomon person's role in the workforce.

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worker, life of work, toiling for money

Pet People

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

A Chalkboard column by Shawn Olson about regulars at a pet store.

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pet owner habits, peculiarities of pet owners, pet store, pet people, anima

The animalism of our species

Posted on Sep 28, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

Response to the Eugene Armstrong beheading. Humans are not as civilized as we presume; we are sometimes more barbaric than animals.

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eugene armstrong, beheading, terrorists, terrorism, human nature, war, barbarism

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

Pursuit of Happiness

Posted on Oct 26, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2011

Essay on natural rights with a focus on the Pursuit of Happiness.

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natural rights, happiness, philosophy
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