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My Work History

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

Humorous accounts of my work history as a jack-of-all-trades.

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Growing Up

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

These are stories about moments in my life as I grew up.

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My Schooling

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

Essays and personal accounts about my education.

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John Hart Dies at 69

Posted on May 19, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Former Prairie Township Trustee John Hart died on May 14, 2003.

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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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The Great American Hoopty

Posted on Feb 5, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

My advice on used cars. If you can't tell... I hate cars. Their only redemption is that they offer something to talk and write about.

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My Experience at Westland High School

How an honor-roll student can lose heart and drop out
Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 26, 2011

An overview of Shawn Olson's experience at Westland High School.

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The other end of life

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

An emotional editorial by Shawn Olson about old age originally printed in the Messenger.

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Pet People

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

A Chalkboard column by Shawn Olson about regulars at a pet store.

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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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