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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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Thanks for Support

Posted on Aug 15, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

The Olson family appreciates all the support from our friends and family.

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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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Another rough week

Posted on Apr 27, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Another week of recovery for Donna Olson.

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Worry Warts

Posted on Nov 30, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Essay about worry, stress and humanity. Why you should stop stressing out. There's no need.

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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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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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Hayden Olson Born

Posted on Jun 28, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011
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Hayden Michael Olson was born on June 28, 2007.

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Monster of Despair

Posted on May 5, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

A poem by Shawn Olson on keeping life in perspective in rough times.

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Cultural Cataracts

Posted on Nov 12, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

A personal conversation about the challenges facing educational and cultural progress in the face of overwhelming ignorance and myopia.

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