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The most important things

Posted on Apr 27, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Putting human struggles and value into perspective.

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donna olson. stroke, illness, hope fatalism

"Leftover" Philly Cheese Steak

Posted on Apr 25, 2006 | Last Updated May 17, 2006

The Leftover Chef shows you what to do with leftover steak.

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steak, cheesesteak

Infinity, for the Mind and Body

Posted on Feb 6, 2014 | Last Updated Feb 7, 2014

A short discussion on infinities.

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infinite, infinity

Scams to make you feel cool

Posted on Jul 15, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Scams I almost fell for... Poetry.com and Manchester Who's Who

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manchester who's who, poerty.com, scams, frauds, cons

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

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

MySQL Sort Order with NULL

Posted on Jul 11, 2004 | Last Updated Aug 17, 2010

Learn how to force NULL values to the end of a sorted list

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MySQL, NULL, ORDER BY

Junk Food won’t make you Chuck

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

A review of musical group Chuck's Junk by Shawn Olson, originally in the Westside Messenger.

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chucks junk, chuck's junk, music, junk food, chunk music, westside messeng

Pet People

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

A Chalkboard column by Shawn Olson about regulars at a pet store.

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pet owner habits, peculiarities of pet owners, pet store, pet people, anima

The Phantom Dollar

Posted on Sep 21, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

Essay on American debt, credit abuse and the lies of economicists and politicians.

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debt, money, credit, banks, investors
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