Quick Search

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.

Read More

education, interest

Donald George Olson died at 72

Some memories and thoughts about my Dad
Posted on Mar 24, 2013 | Last Updated Apr 27, 2013
Donald Olson and Brianna SmithDad shows Hayden thumb trick.Dad smiles in HatDon and Donna Olson.don and shawnOlsons in Grove Citydonald and beverly olsonOlson Wedding PhotoDonald and EthanOlson Boys when Don moved outDad and HaroldFaith and Dad on CouchDalmas and DonaldShawn's First Birthday with Mom and DadOlson Brothers in KilldeerOlson Family Portrait.Olsons 1990Shawn, Doug and Donald.

My Dad, Donald George Olson, died on March 18, 2013... just four days shy of his 73rd birthday.

Read More

donald olson, don, eulogy, death, died

Whispers in the Wind

Posted on Jan 9, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Poem about enjoying the beauty of life. It's too brief to forget to enjoy it.

Read More

wind, poem, life

All Worlds

Posted on Aug 10, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2011

Poem about the universe, life and chances.

Read More

poetry, life, evolution

Creative Arts

Posted on Jul 31, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Essay on creative arts and the true value of art and creativity.

Read More

creative arts, art, creativity

J. Ashburn Jr. Youth Center turns 40

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

History of the J. Ashburn Jr. Youth Center, a refuge for many children and teenagers in the Hilltop, a community on the West Side of Columbus, Ohio. Story from in the Columbus Messenger Newspapers for April 29, 2002 by staff writer Shawn Olson.

Read More

j ashburn youth center, keith neal, jaymes saunders, michael redd, mike red

The Price of Learning: Gradecard Dilemma

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Aug 16, 2013

There is a paradox concerning a parent's push for good grades. The kids don't care about learning.

Read More

misplaced values in education, gradecard dilemma

It's a Boy

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

Jenny and I will be new parents again this summer.

Read More

baby news, hayden

Education, Classrooms and Kids

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 19, 2011

Essays discussing dilemmas facing the modern American classroom.

Read More

The Death of Courtesy

Posted on Jul 25, 2004 | Last Updated Jul 26, 2004

A poem about modern sensitivity

Read More

Poetry, courtesy, chivilry, sexism
Angry Teapot Level Design Awards