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Notes From Cali

Posted on Sep 10, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Kayaking a Sport... Yeah Right

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Promoting Interest in the Classroom

Posted on Sep 22, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

An essay about the role teachers play in making subjects interesting, valuable and relevant to students. Prompted by an Open-House visit to Westland High School.

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education, interest

Online Vs Print

Posted on Dec 30, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011

Essay on the values of web publishing over printed media relating to marketing.

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online, print, advertising, marketing

Problems with Journalism

Posted on Nov 21, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011

Some of the problems and misconceptions surrounding modern journalism.

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journalism, critique, critic, media, modern

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

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 Pumpkin Patch

Posted on Oct 27, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 1, 2011

An ancient horror lurks in the night time pumpkin patch.

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pumpkin patch, horror, story, fiction, halloween

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An unpublished editorial where Shawn Olson responds to a crankpot reader.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

Astrology As I See It

Posted on Mar 16, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011
astrology is bogus

A skeptical essay on astrology.

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astrology, skepticism, philosophy

Hole in my Heel

Posted on Jan 27, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

The story of how I survived a wound that killed legendary Achilles.

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achilles heel, severed tendon
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