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Frost on Glass

Posted on Jan 23, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Poem about staying positive when times are dark.

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poem, poetry, loss, heartbreak

Monster of Despair

Posted on May 5, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

A poem by Shawn Olson on keeping life in perspective in rough times.

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fighting, despair, personal loss, poem, poetry

The Paradox of Cultural Relativism

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

An skeptical essay on the paradox of cultural relativism when taken to an extreme. My stance is that cultural relativism is only valid in a limited scope and should not be used to justify barbaric and supertitious societies.

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cultural relativism, paradoxical relativism

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

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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corbin thomas

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

artist/musician

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All there is

Posted on Aug 31, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

A poem written by Jennifer Pugh about all there is.

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wait, patience, love, poetry,

The Grand Canyon

Posted on Apr 2, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011
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Photos of the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

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grand canyon photos, arizona, landscape

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

March 7, 2008 Newsletter

Posted on Mar 6, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
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March 7, 2008 Newsletter, including information about recent web development by Shawn Olson. Links to projects and friend sites.

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March 7, 2008 Newsletter
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