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All Days Pass

Posted on Jun 20, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Poem on the futillity of life. It's not really what I believe naturally... but it's how I feel on certain days.

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human vanity, poem

The mind and body

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

Why we need to exercise both mind and body.

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mind body, dualism

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

Hive - Chapter 1 - The Hangover

Posted on Jul 25, 2004 | Last Updated May 18, 2006

Sometimes you just don't know what you're getting into...

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Hive, Chapter 1

Opossum

Posted on Jan 1, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011

The opossum has been my neighbor for a couple years. He's the only marsupial I know.

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opossum, opposum photos, posum pictures, marsupial, rodent photo

InnerHTML JavaScript Functions

Posted on Jan 13, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Functions useful for working with named HTML elements with JavaScript.

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javascript object manipulation, named ids

Farewell

Posted on Aug 4, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

A poem to say Goodbye to my dear Mom.

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farewell, loss, death, mom, family, sadness

Manipulating Element Styles Based on CSS Classes Using Prototype

Posted on Dec 3, 2009 | Last Updated Dec 21, 2012

Example javascript function to change element display properties based on their classes using the Prototype JavaScript Framework.

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javascript, prototype, css, class, className, classNames, style

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

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
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