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Writing Samples

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Jun 4, 2003

Writing samples on the Shawn Olson Artistic Network

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writing, poetry, essay, fiction, stories, journalism

Don't Go

Posted on Jul 8, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Poem on forseen loss. I wrote this for my mother shortly before she died.

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poem on loss, death, old age, sickness

Shawn Olson Creative Arts

Art, Poetry, Photography, Writing and 3D
Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Jan 14, 2023

Shawn Olson Creative Arts is a collection of artwork, journalism, poetry, photography, 3d and more by technical artist Shawn Olson in Columbus Ohio.

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shawn olson, technical artist, 3ds max, creative arts, art, photography, computer graphics, artist, journalist, photojournalist,

What are Meta Tags Anyway?

Posted on Aug 12, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Discussion on meta tags, including their legitimate usage, abuse and misunderstanding.

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meta tags, keywords, description, internet, seo, search engine optimization

Renaissance Man

Posted on Mar 17, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

An essay on the extinction of the Renaissance Man or polymath in human history.

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renaissance man, polymath, society, knowledge

Major Directory Changes at ShawnOlson.Net

Posted on Sep 8, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Topics pages now only list articles by Shawn Olson and very close friends and family.

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Rock Music IS Folk Art.

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

Essay tracing path of folk music to modern rock.

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music, folk, rock

Reflections and Infections

Posted on Jul 10, 2018 | Last Updated Jul 10, 2018

An essay about the need for more philosophy (love of wisdom) in an age of growing xenophobia.

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wisdom, philosopher, leaders, tyrants

Erwin Schrödinger

Posted on Jan 30, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011

A young Erwin Schrödinger tackles the age-old mystery of the refrigerator light.

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Erwin Schrödinger, cartoon, Schroedinger's cat, thought experiment

MP4 files in Flex VideoDisplay

Posted on Jan 8, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

Here is a solution to your problem if you are building an application in Flex 3 that uses the VideoDisplay component and the results fail to work in Internet Explorer and Chrome but mysteriously work in Firefox.

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flex 3, VideoDisplay, black, bug, error, problem, fix
Wall Worm plugins and scripts for 3ds Max