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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

February 17, 2006 Newsletter

Posted on Feb 16, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011

February 17, 2006 Newsletter.

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February 17, 2006 Newsletter

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

July 7, 2005 Newsletter

Posted on Jul 6, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

July 7, 2005 Newsletter.

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July 7, 2005 Newsletter

America’s New War

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

A reaction to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America, written shortly after the attacks.

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terrorism, america's new war

Integrating Families

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

An unpublished editorial on integrating families.

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integrating families, family problems

May 24, 2007 Newsletter

Posted on May 23, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011
John Dalmas and BooksMat Marcum of Bullet JonesFace of Phantom MemoriesRyan Wilder and Ryan Butcher

May 24, 2007 Newsletter with talk about John Dalmas, Golden Retrievers (and panthers), Bullet Jones and Philo.

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May 24, 2007 Newsletter, marcum, butch, dalmas, dewey

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

Hole in my Heel

Posted on Jan 27, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

The story of how I survived a wound that killed legendary Achilles.

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achilles heel, severed tendon

Nature and Education

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

Shawn Olson calls for more inclusion of nature in education.

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nature education, natural curiosity
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