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An Over-Abundance of Information in the Information Age
Posted on Apr 4, 2010 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

An essay on the trends on the Internet that cause an explosion of information that is often antithetical to the ideals of democracy and progress. This essay cautions parents, teachers and community leaders to be wary of every emerging media outlet.

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internet, society, media, information, data, knowledge

The Phantom Dollar

Posted on Sep 21, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

Essay on American debt, credit abuse and the lies of economicists and politicians.

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debt, money, credit, banks, investors

Bobaflex Photos

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

Photos of the popular rock band Bobaflex when touring in central Ohio.

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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

The knock at the door

Posted on Dec 1, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011

Mom used to pull pranks on us as kids... so I couldn't help pulling pranks on her too.

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prank, knock, door, string, donna olson, shawn olson, joke

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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polotics

Infection of the Heart

Posted on Nov 9, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

Poem about despair and the false questions that can lead us into the darkest areas of the human heart. A poem for Vince Kingrea, who sadly took his own life.

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despair, suicidal, depression

Lady Beetles

Posted on Oct 15, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 1, 2011

Lady Beetles didn't swarm us this year, but next year they might!

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lady beetles, ladybugs, malasian multicolored lady beetle, malb, carnivorous insects, insect photos, adult corn root worm

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

Site Terms & Conditions

Posted on Jul 4, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Basic terms and conditions for using the Shawn Olson Artistic Network.

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terms conditions
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