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Human Mentalities

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

Essays about various types of mentalities, personalities and perspectives.

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Creative Arts

Posted on Jul 31, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Essay on creative arts and the true value of art and creativity.

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creative arts, art, creativity

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

Working Towards Interactivity

Posted on Jun 10, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

I have been involved in various projects that include Flash applications and speed optimizations.

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web

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

Insurance

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

Skeptical essays about the insurance industry.

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Return to Norton Middle School

Posted on Apr 4, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Short essay recounting a day I spent at Norton Middle School with Gary Sigrist.

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school

The Fairness Mentality

Posted on Jan 1, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011

Essay about our skewed perspective on fairness.

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fairness, justice

Worry Warts

Posted on Nov 30, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Essay about worry, stress and humanity. Why you should stop stressing out. There's no need.

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worry, worrying, worrisome, worries, stress

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
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