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Role Playing Games

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

The fear of role playing games is ridiculous. Many people think that role playing is evil. I think it is a great outlet that can encourage kids to think and analyze and be creative.

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role playing games, dungeons and dragons

Saddam Who's Not Sane

Posted on Mar 19, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Cartoon about Saddam Hussein.

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saddam hussein cartoon, shawn olson

Mountain Majesty

Posted on Feb 14, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

A wildlife oil painting by Donald Olson. Painting of a buck white-tail deer watching a sunset.

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oil, painting, deer, mountain, sunset

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

Lady Beetles

Posted on Oct 15, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 1, 2011

Lady Beetles didn't swarm us this year, but next year they might!

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lady beetles, ladybugs, malasian multicolored lady beetle, malb, carnivorous insects, insect photos, adult corn root worm

Reflections on the precariousness of life

Posted on Aug 8, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

Philosophical essay on life and death sparked by a family trip where a pigeon collided with the car and we had a flat tire.

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life, death, tragedy, rights

Problems with American Freedom

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 27, 2011

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

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paradox, american freedom, terrorist element

Observation on Trust in Society

Posted on Dec 10, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Essay about trust in personal lives, culture and global civilization.

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trust, trusting, trustworthy, trustworthiness

Saying Goodbye to Dad

Newsletter, July 27, 2013
Posted on Jul 27, 2013 | Last Updated Jul 27, 2013

Shawn Olson's Newsletter, July 27, 2013. News about my father's death.

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newsletter, don, olson, death, family

Blackbeard Defends Himself

Posted on Dec 10, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011

After years of negative press, Blackbeard defends his past.

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blackbeard pirate cartoon, silly, walk the plank
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