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Olson Brothers in Killdeer

The beginning for a writer is the journal. I say this because it is the testing grounds for all your styles and ideas. If you do not keep a journal, it will be hard for you to be a good writer in almost any field.

You should write a little every day if you want to cultivate your literary skills. That's the beauty of a journal... because you don't need a revolutionary idea or original thought to write a successful entry into your journal. Other types of writing are not as forgiving; when you write poetry when you don't feel poetic or a story when you don't feel inspired, you will likely not turn out highly artistic words.


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Donald George Olson died at 72

Some memories and thoughts about my Dad
Posted on Mar 24, 2013 | Last Updated Apr 27, 2013
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My Dad, Donald George Olson, died on March 18, 2013... just four days shy of his 73rd birthday.

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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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MOM'S LIFE

Posted on Feb 23, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Mom - a poem by Eric Olson about Mom.

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Mask of Rogue 7 - Chapter 5 - Ghosts and Static

Posted on Jan 27, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Captain Jarolds finds clues that only deepen the mystery around the planet Jadus.

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Nature's Brood

Posted on Jan 23, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 3, 2011

A poem on the reality of nature's cold truth.

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Chaos

Posted on Jan 16, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 3, 2011

Even chaos has a pattern. A short essay on chaos.

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The Unfaced Foe

Posted on Jan 11, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 3, 2011

A poem about the never-ending struggle to survive against invisible enemies. Inspired by a very bad flu virus I suffered.

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Always Welcome Inn - Winter

Posted on Dec 16, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011
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Some photos of our second visit to the Always Welcome Inn near Killbuck, Ohio.

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How I Broke Three Trucks

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

A tale about my time working in a boiler repair shop.. and how I broke three different trucks.

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A Perspective on Futurism

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

Compilation of facts and thoughts on futurism origin and effects.

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