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The black, white and red of the colorblind society

Posted on Oct 25, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

An essay noting the state of the civil rights movement in the wake of Rosa Park's death.

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civil rights movement, rosa parks, racial tension, hatred, affirmative action, xenophobia

Campaign Trail

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

Observations on American politics from a former journalist.

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A lesson in flight

Posted on May 13, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

The kids and I take a crash course in flying paper airplanes--with the Ultimate Paper Airplane.

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paper airplanes, kline-fogleman airframes, ethan olson, christian pugh, aly

Donald Olson

Posted on Jun 30, 2011 | Last Updated Jun 30, 2011

Donald Olson is a wildlife artist specializing in oil painting in sculpture, but also adept at ceramics, watercolors, pen and ink, and pencil.

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The Phantom Dollar

Posted on Sep 21, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

Essay on American debt, credit abuse and the lies of economicists and politicians.

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debt, money, credit, banks, investors

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

The other end of life

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

An emotional editorial by Shawn Olson about old age originally printed in the Messenger.

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life and death, old age, nursing home, grandpa olson, grandpa himes, solitu

Killdeer

Posted on Apr 4, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011
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Photos of adult killdeer attempting to draw danger from her nest.

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killdeer, bird photos, nest, eggs, chick, adult, display

The Public Disdain for Science

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

An essay about common public opinion towards science.

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