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The root of educational failure

Posted on Nov 17, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011

The reason public education suffers is because the primary participants (students and parents), do not share a love for learning.

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why schools fail, educational problems, education, curriculum

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

Numb Memory

Posted on Mar 15, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Poem on pessimism about the future.

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poem, poetry, shawn olson

Who is she

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

A poem about a father who abandoned his daughter almost 30 years ago.

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poem, poetry, absentee parent, absentee father, deadbeat father

Something Got Lost

Posted on Aug 4, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2011

A poem remembering my dear mother.

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loss, family, death, time, poetry, mom

Smile on a Mask

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

Poem to say goodbye to a love fallen apart.

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smile mask poem, poetry

A Yahoo Speaks Out

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

An unpublished editorial where Shawn Olson responds to a crankpot reader.

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yahooism, censorship, prudish critics

Everything Fades

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

A poem on losing someone close. I wrote it in memory of my Grandfather Clarence Himes.

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loss sadness, death, mourning loss, family death

Hidden Source

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

Information about one of my favorite games...Hidden:Source.

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Filter XML Data Based on Dates in ActionScript

Posted on Oct 12, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

You can filter your XML data based on dates in ActionScript to limit results in a component's data provider to one that is relevant to the given task.

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flex, flash,xml, dates, e4x, as3, actionscript
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