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We Need Science

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

Essays on the need to prioritize science in our everyday lives--and to focus on science in our schools.

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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

Saying Goodbye to Dad

Newsletter, July 27, 2013
Posted on Jul 27, 2013 | Last Updated Jul 27, 2013

Shawn Olson's Newsletter, July 27, 2013. News about my father's death.

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A Call for Reason

Posted on Jan 14, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

An essay rebutting infantile attitudes of the anti-science movement.

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science, society, pseudoscience, media, politics, rush limbaugh

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

Eric Olson

Posted on Jun 29, 2011 | Last Updated Jun 29, 2011

Eric Olson is the musical member of the Olson clan.

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Donald Olson

Posted on Jun 30, 2011 | Last Updated Jun 30, 2011

Donald Olson is a wildlife artist specializing in oil painting in sculpture, but also adept at ceramics, watercolors, pen and ink, and pencil.

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The Forgotten Philosopher: A Look at John Dewey

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

An essay delving into the educational philosophy of John Dewey.

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educational philosophy of john dewey, john dewey education, education, philosopher, forgotten

Education, Classrooms and Kids

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

Essays discussing dilemmas facing the modern American classroom.

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