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The Brave Journey

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

Poems to encourage one from succumbing to despair, to try and find strength to bravely face the future.

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Whitetail Buck Sculpture

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

Sculpture of whitetail deer by Donald Olson. Colored with oil paints.

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whitetail deer sculpture, donald olson, oil paint

Void of Desire

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

A poem on shallow activities inspired by my participation in photographing rock concerts.

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loneliness, crowd

It all begins on a bad day

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

Chapter 1 of The Hermit Colony, a satirical story about a man named Jeremiah Williams.

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Hermit Colony, chapter 1, humor, satire, fiction

A Day at the Dentist

Posted on Nov 25, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

A weird and horrific story about a trip to the dentist gone wrong.

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day dentist, dentist horror, dentist fiction

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

Ice & Snow

Posted on Jan 14, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 19, 2011

Icycles, snowflakes and other wintery shots.

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ice snow photos, winter photography

A bankrupt soul

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

A poem on inner emptiness that comes with a single-minded obsession with materialism.

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bankrupt soul poem, loneliness, shallow heart, greed, materialism

Where are you now?

Posted on Nov 5, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 1, 2011

A poem on emotional fatigue and self-doubt.

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where are you now, poem by shawn olson, poetry, emotional fatigue, self doubt

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
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