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Masters and Pawns

Posted on Mar 10, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Poem about how we are all Masters and Pawns to destiny.

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masters, pawns, destiny, fate, poem, poetry

Cultural Cataracts

Posted on Nov 12, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

A personal conversation about the challenges facing educational and cultural progress in the face of overwhelming ignorance and myopia.

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parenting, education, society, culture

Empty is as full as it gets

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

Humorous piece by Shawn Olson about cars, originally printed in the Columbus Messenger.

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cars gasoline, gas bill, gas tank, empty gas

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

Barry Childs-Helton

Pictures of a Minstrel-at-Arms
Posted on Nov 10, 2015 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2015

A short profile of Barry Childs-Helton from a fan.

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barry childs-helton, filk, album, wild mercy, the summers behind you

The other end of life

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

An emotional editorial by Shawn Olson about old age originally printed in the Messenger.

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life and death, old age, nursing home, grandpa olson, grandpa himes, solitu

SMO.net Online News

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Jun 4, 2003

News regarding art, poetry and photography in Columbus, Ohio

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online art and photography news, columbus writers news

2013 in Review

Posted on Feb 26, 2014 | Last Updated Feb 26, 2014

Newsletter about 2013, including various losses in our family and other news.

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2013, loss, death, dad, dog, opportunities

Self

A Collection of Self-Reflections
Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Apr 24, 2013

Poems analyzing myself.

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self, myself, self-reflection

Good Times or Better Stories

Posted on Dec 7, 2014 | Last Updated Dec 7, 2014

Random stories about some funny events in my life. Some became funny after the fact.

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