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It Takes A Village

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

Essays on community life, parenting and modern society.

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The MySpace Generation

Posted on May 23, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011

Thoughts on the social media phenomenon and its effect on the current young generation. Originally written with MySpace in mind, but valid for other sites like Facebook.

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myspace.com, myspace, facebook, social media, internet, online, parenting, education, web

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

Donald George Olson died at 72

Some memories and thoughts about my Dad
Posted on Mar 24, 2013 | Last Updated Apr 27, 2013
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My Dad, Donald George Olson, died on March 18, 2013... just four days shy of his 73rd birthday.

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donald olson, don, eulogy, death, died

Education in Debt

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

The assumption that a diploma means educated is not well founded.

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cost of education, waste education, schooling, schools diplomas

Insurance Fraud: The True Story

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Aug 10, 2014

While lawmakers are worried about prosecuting insurance fraud, are they looking in the right places?

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insurance fraud, insurance companies, corporate charlatans

Software Activation, Licensing and Piracy

Posted on Nov 10, 2009 | Last Updated May 15, 2013

The problem with software activation systems in the Internet Age and the inflated claims that piracy costs billions of dollars a year.

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software, piracy, activation, license, internet, society, business

Promoting Interest in the Classroom

Posted on Sep 22, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

An essay about the role teachers play in making subjects interesting, valuable and relevant to students. Prompted by an Open-House visit to Westland High School.

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education, interest

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
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