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Turn Away

Posted on Jun 20, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Poem on keeping an eye on the good things in life in bad times.

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turn away, poem, positive thinking, good perspective

A Perspective on Patriotism

Posted on Jan 25, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Essay about patriotism, nationalism and America.

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patriotism, patriot, patriots, nationalism, america, culture

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

Educational Inflation

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

A critique of the value of educational diplomas.

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high school diploma, college graduation, intellectual certification, educat

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

Winners on Wheels

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

A feature about disabled students involved with sports. Originally from the Westside Messenger.

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wheelchair basketball, handicap, sports

Chris Webb

Posted on Jun 30, 2011 | Last Updated Jun 30, 2011

bad ass mofo

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Digital Deer Paintings

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

Samples of deer paintings rendered on a computer. Art by Don Olson.

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deer art, digital paintings, wildlife

Donna Olson died at 55

Posted on Aug 6, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Donna Olson, my mother, died on August 4, 2003.

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donna olson died, death, donna marie olson, donna himes

Scams to make you feel cool

Posted on Jul 15, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Scams I almost fell for... Poetry.com and Manchester Who's Who

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manchester who's who, poerty.com, scams, frauds, cons
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