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The Blue Van

Posted on Mar 22, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

The Blue Van produced scorn from bystanders, but was a superb piece of machinery.

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blue van humor Shawn Olson

IWA comes alive in Columbus

Posted on Jan 7, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

A feature on the International Wrestling Alliance in Columbus. Originally in the Messenger.

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iwa, international wrestling alliance, feature story

America’s New War

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

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

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terrorism, america's new war

The Hurry-Stop Syndrome

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

This editorial was the last Chalkboard editorial Shawn Olson wrote for the Columbus Messenger.

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impatient society, red lights

Integrating Families

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

An unpublished editorial on integrating families.

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integrating families, family problems

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

Bees and Flies

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

Photos of bees and flies. Also, interesting links.

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bee, fly, insect photos, pollinators, pollination, shawn olson

Search Engine Optimization

Posted on Jan 10, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Search engine optimization that can be done in-house, as well as advice for higher rankings.

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search engine optimization, seo

Introduction to Web Design

Posted on Dec 10, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

An introduction to designing a web site.

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web design basics, xhtml, html, web site

Wildlife Photography: Introduction

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

An introduction to taking wildlife pictures.

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wildlife photography, photographing animals
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