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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

Cyber Trial Lawyer or Cyber Bully?

Posted on Dec 12, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

I just got an email draft of a lawsuit against me for $7 Million dollars.

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law suit, manchester who's who, cyber trial lawyer

Rock Music IS Folk Art.

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

Essay tracing path of folk music to modern rock.

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music, folk, rock

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

The Sweeper that Sucks

Posted on Jun 18, 2003 | Last Updated Dec 7, 2014

What happens when someone tried to sell a sweeper to a tightwad asshole for $1600.

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kirby sale, sweeper sales pitch, charlatans

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

The Paradox of Cultural Relativism

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

An skeptical essay on the paradox of cultural relativism when taken to an extreme. My stance is that cultural relativism is only valid in a limited scope and should not be used to justify barbaric and supertitious societies.

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cultural relativism, paradoxical relativism

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

A Perspective on Patriotism

Posted on Jan 25, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Essay about patriotism, nationalism and America.

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patriotism, patriot, patriots, nationalism, america, culture

Reading Problems

Posted on Sep 14, 2003 | Last Updated Aug 16, 2013

Common reading problems.

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reading problems
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