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My Experience at Westland High School

How an honor-roll student can lose heart and drop out
Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 26, 2011

An overview of Shawn Olson's experience at Westland High School.

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westland high school, student teacher conflict, smart kid, honor roll, drop out, dropout

The Life of Clarence Himes

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

A biography of Clarence Himes by his grandson Shawn Olson.

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clarence himes, grandpa, biography

Veterans

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

A poem for veterans.

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veteran poem

Going bald like a man

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

An amusing editorial by Shawn Olson, originally published as a Chalkboard column in the Messenger.

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male pattern baldness, bald humor, hair loss

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

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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life and death, old age, nursing home, grandpa olson, grandpa himes, solitu

Unshackled Love

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

Poems on love and folly.

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Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Posted on Mar 16, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Some people get excited about the simplest things. Like the glimpse of a woman's ankles.

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middle east cartoon, sexy ankles, shawn olson

Statues Go Away

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

A poem on the march of time. Things can change even if they seem eternal.

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statues, time, erosion, temporal world, poetry

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
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