Posted on Apr 24, 2013 | Last Updated Apr 24, 2013
Poem about the nature of human interactions. We all want to impose ourselves, visions and beliefs onto others. But it is always a give-and-take adventure.
communication, interaction, human, relations, relationship, paradigm, control
My Adventure with Onkel Sven.
Posted on Jun 5, 2011 | Last Updated Jun 15, 2017
I traveled to Missoula, Montana with John Dalmas to participate in MisCon 25. I met several interesting characters including William Warren Jr, James Burk, Jim Glass and others.
miscon, missoula, montana, sci-fi, scifi, science fiction convention, john dalmas
Some memories and thoughts about my Dad
Posted on Mar 24, 2013 | Last Updated Apr 27, 2013
My Dad, Donald George Olson, died on March 18, 2013... just four days shy of his 73rd birthday.
donald olson, don, eulogy, death, died
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.
blank slate, human nature, steven pinker, cultural relativism, feminism, brain, psychology
Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 26, 2011
An emotional editorial by Shawn Olson about old age originally printed in the Messenger.
life and death, old age, nursing home, grandpa olson, grandpa himes, solitu
Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011
A poem about the repetitive nature of human nature. We all share certain core elements that repeat over the ages, linking us to humanity.
exhausted melodies, human patterns, historic humanity, ballad of history, p