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The Big Insurance Scam

Posted on Oct 19, 2004 | Last Updated Aug 10, 2014

A scathing reaction to the realities of the insurance industry and the insurance scam that makes the entire American public a victim.

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insurance, scams, scam, lasering, fraud

PHP Traits for Implementing Interfaces

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 | Last Updated Aug 13, 2013

PHP 5.4 introduced traits. Traits are in many ways like code-assisted copy and paste. They are ways to mix code into a class without inheritance. But what are they good for? When should they be used?

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PHP 5.4, trait, interface, abstract, oop

Insurance Fraud: The True Story

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Aug 10, 2014

While lawmakers are worried about prosecuting insurance fraud, are they looking in the right places?

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insurance fraud, insurance companies, corporate charlatans

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

March 28, 2009 Newsletter

Posted on Mar 27, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
Maow, the cat photo

Here are some updates about the work of Shawn Olson in the first quarter of 2009.

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March 28, 2009 Newsletter

Reflections on the precariousness of life

Posted on Aug 8, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

Philosophical essay on life and death sparked by a family trip where a pigeon collided with the car and we had a flat tire.

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life, death, tragedy, rights

Creative Arts Newsletter in Print

Posted on Jul 20, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2011

I have started passing out copies of a printed newsletter for the Columbus area.

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columbus arts newsletter

PHP strip_tags And Standalone XHTML Elements

Posted on Dec 11, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

A solution to strip_tags() not allowing BR, HR and other standalone XHTML elements.

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php, strip_tags, strip_tags(), xhtml, br, hr, standalone elements, self-closing

A World Without Pain

Posted on Sep 2, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

An essay in reaction to the New Orleans disaster following hurricane Katrina.

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new orleans, hurricane katrina

Christmas at Shawn's, Jen's & Family

Posted on Dec 24, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

Photos from our Christmas 2002.

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shawn ethan olson, jenny chris alysa pugh, jessica stroc, christmas 2002
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