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Angry World

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

Some poems that capture the spirit of anger in our time.

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Christmas at Shawn's, Jen's & Family

Posted on Dec 24, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

Photos from our Christmas 2002.

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The ephemeral soldier

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

A poem about veterans. Dedicated to my grandfather Clarence Himes.

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Thanksgiving 2003

Posted on Nov 28, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011

The snow has come and the final Cringe show is near.

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Turn Away

Posted on Jun 20, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Poem on keeping an eye on the good things in life in bad times.

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Some Scoundrel

Posted on Dec 6, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Semi-satirical poem about passing the blame on others and passing the buck.

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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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McDonald's Terms

Posted on Jan 10, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 3, 2011

A few of my family's favorite words from McDonald's

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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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The Life of Clarence Himes

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

A biography of Clarence Himes by his grandson Shawn Olson.

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