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Misconceptions on Privacy Invasion

Posted on Jul 4, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

An essay defending the government's right to spy on the public.

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privacy invasion, essay sociology, politics, surveillance

In the Wake of a Good Night's Sleep

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

A Chalboard Column by Shawn Olson on waking up.

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sleep, morning, coffee, fatigue

Shawn Olson

Posted on Jun 30, 2011 | Last Updated Jan 28, 2017

Shawn Michael Olson is a technical artists and photojournalist in Central Ohio. He owns Wall Worm, Webonizer and the Artistic Network.

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Renaissance Man

Posted on Mar 17, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

An essay on the extinction of the Renaissance Man or polymath in human history.

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renaissance man, polymath, society, knowledge

Astrology As I See It

Posted on Mar 16, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011
astrology is bogus

A skeptical essay on astrology.

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astrology, skepticism, philosophy

Donna Olson Still Recovering

Posted on May 5, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Donna Olson is still in the hospital, recovering from stroke.

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Cultural Cataracts

Posted on Nov 12, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

A personal conversation about the challenges facing educational and cultural progress in the face of overwhelming ignorance and myopia.

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parenting, education, society, culture

February 23, 2007 Newsletter

Posted on Feb 22, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

February 23, 2007 Newsletter.

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February 23, 2007 Newsletter

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

Alias X at Billiard Club

Posted on Apr 25, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Alias X opened the musical night at the Billiard Club for Tom Cline's birthday bash.

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