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Reviewing the Slate

Posted on Feb 26, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Review of Steven Pinker's book The Blank Slate and the common notion that we are all born without predispositions.

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blank slate, human nature, steven pinker, cultural relativism, feminism, brain, psychology

The Death of Courtesy

Posted on Jul 25, 2004 | Last Updated Jul 26, 2004

A poem about modern sensitivity

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Poetry, courtesy, chivilry, sexism

2013 in Review

Posted on Feb 26, 2014 | Last Updated Feb 26, 2014

Newsletter about 2013, including various losses in our family and other news.

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2013, loss, death, dad, dog, opportunities

Armor Piercing Condoms

Posted on Dec 5, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

An uncouth cartoon about human nature, sex and capitalism.

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armor piercing condoms, sex cartoon

The animalism of our species

Posted on Sep 28, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

Response to the Eugene Armstrong beheading. Humans are not as civilized as we presume; we are sometimes more barbaric than animals.

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eugene armstrong, beheading, terrorists, terrorism, human nature, war, barbarism

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

Poetry

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Apr 24, 2013

This is a collection of poetry by Shawn Olson.

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Poetry

Barry Childs-Helton

Pictures of a Minstrel-at-Arms
Posted on Nov 10, 2015 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2015

A short profile of Barry Childs-Helton from a fan.

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barry childs-helton, filk, album, wild mercy, the summers behind you

Education in the Digital Age

Posted on Jan 27, 2017 | Last Updated Feb 16, 2017

Essay on education in the modern digital age.

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education, society

Something Got Lost

Posted on Aug 4, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2011

A poem remembering my dear mother.

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loss, family, death, time, poetry, mom
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