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Rock Music IS Folk Art.

Posted on Dec 7, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011

Essay tracing path of folk music to modern rock.

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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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Wild Mercy

Posted on Sep 27, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 10, 2015
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Photos of a contemporary Celtic rock musicians Wild Mercy.

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Tweeners

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

A story of a school's persecution of students.

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What to Believe

Posted on Jun 6, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

A statement on how I approach Belief.

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How can I help fund the Shawn Olson Creative Arts?

Posted on Jul 18, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

You can help fund Shawn Olson by spreading the word, adding links, or donating.

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Adieu Cringe

Posted on Dec 25, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011

2003 is coming to an end with the final Cringe show. This year my mother died, my friend John Hart died, and my favorite band broke up.

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My failed faith

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

The evolution of Shawn Olson's views on faith, religion and ethics.

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The Forgotten Philosopher: A Look at John Dewey

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

An essay delving into the educational philosophy of John Dewey.

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The Life of Clarence Himes

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

A biography of Clarence Himes by his grandson Shawn Olson.

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