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Saying Goodbye to Dad

Newsletter, July 27, 2013
Posted on Jul 27, 2013 | Last Updated Jul 27, 2013

Shawn Olson's Newsletter, July 27, 2013. News about my father's death.

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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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CandleWatch - Rekindling the love for candlelight

Posted on Dec 9, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011
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CandleWatch is a new jar candle accessory that automatically extinguishes jar candles.

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candlewatch, candle accessory, fire safety

Pursuing Happiness

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

Essays relating to the topic of happiness.

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Skeptical Philosophy

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

Essays on my belief systems.

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Forum Etiquette in the 21st Century

Posted on Feb 2, 2011 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

A short discussion on using online forums. Why I concluded that participation in forums should be limited.

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forums, online forums, social media, necroposting, flame wars, noobs, fanboy

Subjects in the Classroom and Life

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

A discussion on the utilitarian value of the subjects our schools teach. This editorial on education was one of the last pieces Shawn Olson printed as a Messenger writer.

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educational subjects, subject relevance in education

The art of judging

Posted on Jan 9, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

The art of judging has been undermined by misinterpretations of historic flaws in judging.

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cultural relativism, social assessment, judging, judgment, good versus bad,

Why I believe in free will

Posted on Sep 1, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Why a skeptic believes in free will.

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free will, metaphysics, belief

Ohio 2006 Campaign Websites: Blackwell vs. Strickland

Posted on Oct 14, 2006 | Last Updated Oct 15, 2006

How do the candidate for Ohio Governor use thier websites? Facts, fiction, and mud.

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