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My Swing Against the Anti-Spanking Movement

Posted on Oct 4, 2005 | Last Updated Mar 4, 2015

Essay on corporal punishment, parenting and American society.

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corporal punishment, parenting, society, education

Mabi Ponce de Leon, Artist and Teacher

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

Bexley High School art teacher Mabi Ponce de Leon report was Olson's last article for the Columbus Messenger Newspapers.

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mabi ponce de leon, art, teacher, paint, bexley high school

Privacy Policy: Another Look

Posted on Aug 22, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

An essay on our right to privacy and government spying.

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privacy rights, right, spying government

2004 Election. No one wins.

Posted on Nov 2, 2004 | Last Updated May 15, 2006

Why the Mandate is anything but.

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Bush, Kerry, Election

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

Canon 30D Problem with Lexar CF Cards

Posted on Apr 25, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011

Some makes of the Lexar high speed flash cards are not stable in Canon Digital SLRs like the 30D.

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canon 30d, lexar flash card, Err CF

How I Broke Three Trucks

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

A tale about my time working in a boiler repair shop.. and how I broke three different trucks.

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trucks, damage, break, boiler repair shop, welding assistant, sweeping floors, job history

The Big Insurance Scam

Posted on Oct 19, 2004 | Last Updated Aug 10, 2014

A scathing reaction to the realities of the insurance industry and the insurance scam that makes the entire American public a victim.

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insurance, scams, scam, lasering, fraud

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
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