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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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A bankrupt soul

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

A poem on inner emptiness that comes with a single-minded obsession with materialism.

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bankrupt soul poem, loneliness, shallow heart, greed, materialism

Reflections on the precariousness of life

Posted on Aug 8, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

Philosophical essay on life and death sparked by a family trip where a pigeon collided with the car and we had a flat tire.

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life, death, tragedy, rights

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

The Aquatic Visitor

Posted on Dec 10, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011

After the kids implored me to draw with them, this is what came to mind. It's the aquatic vistor!

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fantasy art, fantastic drawing, imaginary sketch

Donald George Olson died at 72

Some memories and thoughts about my Dad
Posted on Mar 24, 2013 | Last Updated Apr 27, 2013
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My Dad, Donald George Olson, died on March 18, 2013... just four days shy of his 73rd birthday.

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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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newsletter, don, olson, death, family

Basketball

Jan 24, 2004

Basketball

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Stalling Court Murders and Media

Posted on Feb 8, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Two people were murdered in Stalling Court and the media is swarming it.

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media, sensationalism, murder

Reviewing the Slate

Posted on Feb 26, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Review of Steven Pinker's book The Blank Slate and the common notion that we are all born without predispositions.

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blank slate, human nature, steven pinker, cultural relativism, feminism, brain, psychology
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