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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.

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misplaced values in education, gradecard dilemma

GoodGuest Free Guestbook System

Posted on Feb 16, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011

I am developing a free online guestbook site that has built-in anti-spam systems.

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free online guestbooks

The MySpace Generation

Posted on May 23, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011

Thoughts on the social media phenomenon and its effect on the current young generation. Originally written with MySpace in mind, but valid for other sites like Facebook.

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myspace.com, myspace, facebook, social media, internet, online, parenting, education, web

Preparing Corel PHOTO-PAINT for your projects

Posted on Nov 12, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011

Setting up Corel PHOTO-PAINT to prepare for serious graphic projects.

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corel photo-paint toolbars, dockers, workspace

My Schooling

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

Essays and personal accounts about my education.

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Moments with Ethan

Posted on Jun 2, 2014 | Last Updated Jun 2, 2014

Photos of my son Ethan Olson over the last few years.

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My failed faith

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

The evolution of Shawn Olson's views on faith, religion and ethics.

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April 2007 Print Newsletter

Posted on Apr 23, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

The April 2007 Newsletter includes two articles by Shawn Olson and one essay by John Dalmas. Also some cartoons.

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Barry Childs-Helton

Pictures of a Minstrel-at-Arms
Posted on Nov 10, 2015 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2015

A short profile of Barry Childs-Helton from a fan.

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