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The ephemeral soldier

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

A poem about veterans. Dedicated to my grandfather Clarence Himes.

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veterans poem, soldier poem

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

Pet People

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

A Chalkboard column by Shawn Olson about regulars at a pet store.

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pet owner habits, peculiarities of pet owners, pet store, pet people, anima

Empty is as full as it gets

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

Humorous piece by Shawn Olson about cars, originally printed in the Columbus Messenger.

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cars gasoline, gas bill, gas tank, empty gas

Infection of the Heart

Posted on Nov 9, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

Poem about despair and the false questions that can lead us into the darkest areas of the human heart. A poem for Vince Kingrea, who sadly took his own life.

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despair, suicidal, depression

July 24, 2004

Posted on Jul 27, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

July 24, 2004 Newsletter with a comment about testing new programs and my new interest in the ambush bug.

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july 24, 2004

Passion and Humility

Posted on Jun 7, 2015 | Last Updated Jun 7, 2015

Some thoughts on passion and humility.

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It all begins on a bad day

Posted on Mar 4, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Chapter 1 of The Hermit Colony, a satirical story about a man named Jeremiah Williams.

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Hermit Colony, chapter 1, humor, satire, fiction

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

How I Broke Three Trucks

Posted on Dec 7, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011

A tale about my time working in a boiler repair shop.. and how I broke three different trucks.

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trucks, damage, break, boiler repair shop, welding assistant, sweeping floors, job history
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