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The Unfaced Foe

Posted on Jan 11, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 3, 2011

A poem about the never-ending struggle to survive against invisible enemies. Inspired by a very bad flu virus I suffered.

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ancient struggle, survival, disease

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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Trouble on SMO.net

Posted on May 29, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Productive and aggravating week.

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shawn olson newsletter, May 2003

Donald George Olson died at 72

Some memories and thoughts about my Dad
Posted on Mar 24, 2013 | Last Updated Apr 27, 2013
Donald Olson and Brianna SmithDad shows Hayden thumb trick.Dad smiles in HatDon and Donna Olson.don and shawnOlsons in Grove Citydonald and beverly olsonOlson Wedding PhotoDonald and EthanOlson Boys when Don moved outDad and HaroldFaith and Dad on CouchDalmas and DonaldShawn's First Birthday with Mom and DadOlson Brothers in KilldeerOlson Family Portrait.Olsons 1990Shawn, Doug and Donald.

My Dad, Donald George Olson, died on March 18, 2013... just four days shy of his 73rd birthday.

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Everything Fades

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

A poem on losing someone close. I wrote it in memory of my Grandfather Clarence Himes.

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loss sadness, death, mourning loss, family death

The Blue Van

Posted on Mar 22, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

The Blue Van produced scorn from bystanders, but was a superb piece of machinery.

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blue van humor Shawn Olson

Saddam Who's Not Sane

Posted on Mar 19, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Cartoon about Saddam Hussein.

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saddam hussein cartoon, shawn olson

The Fox & the Dog

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

Even a dog can get played.

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fox dog cartoon, shawn olson

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

Jeremy Martin

Posted on Dec 31, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

A brief description of Jeremy Wayne Martin by Shawn Olson.

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jeremy martin bio by shawn olson
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