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It all begins on a bad day

Posted on Mar 4, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Chapter 1 of The Hermit Colony, a satirical story about a man named Jeremiah Williams.

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Hermit Colony, chapter 1, humor, satire, fiction

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

In the Wake of a Good Night's Sleep

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

A Chalboard Column by Shawn Olson on waking up.

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sleep, morning, coffee, fatigue

The Sunset and Spirits

Posted on Apr 2, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

A trip to a mountain top turns into a flight of irrational terror.

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north dakota sunset, spirits, fear, irrational fear, panic, ghosts, horror,

They Walk Away

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 19, 2011

Sad poems about loss and death.

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Frost on Glass

Posted on Jan 23, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Poem about staying positive when times are dark.

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poem, poetry, loss, heartbreak

Memories

Posted on Oct 21, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

A walk down memory lane turns terrifying for young Jamie.

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horror, fiction, memories

Education in the Digital Age

Posted on Jan 27, 2017 | Last Updated Feb 16, 2017

Essay on education in the modern digital age.

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education, society

too far behind

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

Poem on staying focused on goals, keeping high standards and avoiding drift.

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goals, value, poem, poetry

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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clarence himes, grandpa, biography
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