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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

Into Clean Air

Posted on Feb 3, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Poem on regaining hope and vigor.

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poem, poetry, hope, life, revival

Later Dude

Posted on Feb 1, 2015 | Last Updated Feb 1, 2015

Cringe Bassist Ryan Butcher has died.

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Scams to make you feel cool

Posted on Jul 15, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Scams I almost fell for... Poetry.com and Manchester Who's Who

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manchester who's who, poerty.com, scams, frauds, cons

June 15, 2009 Newsletter

Posted on Jun 14, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
Jack Buckingham

Newsletter including the retirement of Jack Buckingham. Discussion on teachers.

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Mabi Ponce de Leon, Artist and Teacher

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 26, 2011

Bexley High School art teacher Mabi Ponce de Leon report was Olson's last article for the Columbus Messenger Newspapers.

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mabi ponce de leon, art, teacher, paint, bexley high school

Grit

Posted on Jul 8, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Poem on self.

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self identity poem, shawn olson poetry, poems, poetic

A Trip Down Hoopty Lane

Posted on Jul 18, 2007 | Last Updated Dec 7, 2014

An American Hoopty adventure to fix a van that turns into a car hater's nightmare.

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car, van, automotive, repair, fix, hoopty

A Sonnet Dreamt

Posted on Nov 15, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

A poem about enjoying the moments and memories in our lives.

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memories, hopes, dreams, tragedy, time

The Sunset and Spirits

Posted on Apr 2, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

A trip to a mountain top turns into a flight of irrational terror.

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