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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

The Barack Obama Presidency

Posted on Nov 15, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

Some observations on American politics and culture in the wake of the election of Barack Obama to the presidency of the United States of America.

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barack obama, america, president, barrack

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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Glassware

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

Photos of various glassware, crystal and glass objects.

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glassware photos, crystal chess, crystal angel, glass chess board

My failed faith

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

The evolution of Shawn Olson's views on faith, religion and ethics.

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apostasy of shawn olson, ethics, morality, debate

Insurance Fraud: The True Story

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Aug 10, 2014

While lawmakers are worried about prosecuting insurance fraud, are they looking in the right places?

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insurance fraud, insurance companies, corporate charlatans

November 23, 2007 Newsletter

Posted on Nov 22, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
Otter Chasing FishSun Bear and Long Tongue

November 23, 2007 Newsletter.

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November 23, 2007 Newsletter

Problems with Journalism

Posted on Nov 21, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011

Some of the problems and misconceptions surrounding modern journalism.

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journalism, critique, critic, media, modern

Apathy and Entropy

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

Essays dealing with cultural and personal apathy.

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