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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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life and death, old age, nursing home, grandpa olson, grandpa himes, solitu

The Eagle

Posted on Feb 19, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Painting and graphic of an eagle painted in Corel PHOTO-PAINT 12.

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eagle computer art, corel photo-paint 12

The Anguished Mind

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

"The Anguished Mind" image... from sketch to graphic.

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anguished mind, computer art, pencil and ink sketch

Clean Sweep

A look at the dirty business of keeping our neighborhoods clean
Posted on Jan 21, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

An overview of the history and services of the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO).

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swaco, solid waste authority of central ohio, mike long, rick dodge, conservation, environment

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An unpublished editorial where Shawn Olson responds to a crankpot reader.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

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

Corel Training Partner

Posted on Oct 3, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Corel has invited me to be an official training partner.

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corel, training, partner, columbus

2004 Election. No one wins.

Posted on Nov 2, 2004 | Last Updated May 15, 2006

Why the Mandate is anything but.

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Bush, Kerry, Election

Introduction to Graphic Design

Posted on Nov 12, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011

An introduction on graphic design software, with a focus on Corel PHOTO-PAINT.

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graphic design introduction, corel photo-paint versus adobe photoshop

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
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