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Red, White & Boom, 2003

Posted on Jul 16, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

The 4th of July Ohio Bicentennial fireworks display.

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red white and blue, july 4 2003, columbus fireworks, photos by shawn olson

Educational Drop-Outs

Posted on Feb 9, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Observations on high school drop-outs and society.

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education, high school drop-outs,

A Yahoo Speaks Out

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

An unpublished editorial where Shawn Olson responds to a crankpot reader.

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yahooism, censorship, prudish critics

J. Ashburn Jr. Youth Center turns 40

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

History of the J. Ashburn Jr. Youth Center, a refuge for many children and teenagers in the Hilltop, a community on the West Side of Columbus, Ohio. Story from in the Columbus Messenger Newspapers for April 29, 2002 by staff writer Shawn Olson.

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j ashburn youth center, keith neal, jaymes saunders, michael redd, mike red

Editorial Review

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

The black, white and red of the colorblind society

Posted on Oct 25, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

An essay noting the state of the civil rights movement in the wake of Rosa Park's death.

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civil rights movement, rosa parks, racial tension, hatred, affirmative action, xenophobia

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

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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eric, eric olson, music, bio, fruity loops, songs

Donna Olson Still Recovering

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

Donna Olson is still in the hospital, recovering from stroke.

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donna olson ill, stroke, eight daze, alysa birthday

Moments with Ethan

Posted on Jun 2, 2014 | Last Updated Jun 2, 2014

Photos of my son Ethan Olson over the last few years.

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ethan olson, photos
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