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J. Ashburn Jr. Youth Center turns 40

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

History of the J. Ashburn Jr. Youth Center, a refuge for many children and teenagers in the Hilltop, a community on the West Side of Columbus, Ohio. Story from in the Columbus Messenger Newspapers for April 29, 2002 by staff writer Shawn Olson.

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Unavoidable Night

Posted on Jan 20, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

A poem on nihilism by Shawn Olson.

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Hayden Turns Two

Posted on Jul 13, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
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Hayden found a praying mantis on his second birthday. Watch out David Ireland!

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The Price of Learning: Gradecard Dilemma

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Aug 16, 2013

There is a paradox concerning a parent's push for good grades. The kids don't care about learning.

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No Mushrooms and Life

Posted on Mar 7, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Jeremiah Williams prepares for his weekend and life.

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Moments to Remember

Posted on Feb 9, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Reflective story on important moments in life.

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Role Playing Games

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

The fear of role playing games is ridiculous. Many people think that role playing is evil. I think it is a great outlet that can encourage kids to think and analyze and be creative.

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PHP Traits for Implementing Interfaces

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 | Last Updated Aug 13, 2013

PHP 5.4 introduced traits. Traits are in many ways like code-assisted copy and paste. They are ways to mix code into a class without inheritance. But what are they good for? When should they be used?

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Minolta Dimage 7 Power Problem Solved

Posted on Apr 25, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011

When your Minolta Dimage 7 turns off randomly, try scrubbing its battery contacts with a pencil.

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Steps beyond me

Posted on Feb 6, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Poetic advice from father to son to be brave, good, kind; to make something out of life.

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