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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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Mantidfly Photos

Posted on Jul 6, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011
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Photos of a mantidfly, a predatory insect related to lacewings. The insect is easily confused with the praying mantis. It is a mantis mimmick.

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Leopard Frog

Posted on Aug 26, 2014 | Last Updated Aug 26, 2014
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Photos of the Leopard Frog in Ohio.

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Lunar Eclipse

Posted on May 15, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Photos of the lunar eclipse on May 15-16, 2003.

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Gasshopper Photos

Posted on Sep 29, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

Photos of some grasshoppers by Jenny.

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Eightdaze at Alrosa Villa

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

Photos of Eightdaze playing at the Alrosa Villa on August 8, 2002 by Shawn Olson.

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Olson's Uncouth Cartoons

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

Uncouth Cartoons by Shawn Olson. Some of these cartoons may not be suitable for kids less than 13.

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Donna Olson is ill

Posted on Apr 21, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Donna Olson has had another stroke and is recovering at Doctor's West Hospital

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The other end of life

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

An emotional editorial by Shawn Olson about old age originally printed in the Messenger.

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Red, White & Boom, 2003

Posted on Jul 16, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

The 4th of July Ohio Bicentennial fireworks display.

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