Life and Death
Essays about life, old age and death. Includes musings about my lost loved ones.
The other end of life
An emotional editorial by Shawn Olson about old age originally printed in the Messenger.
The most important things
Putting human struggles and value into perspective.
Reflections on the precariousness of life
Philosophical essay on life and death sparked by a family trip where a pigeon collided with the car and we had a flat tire.
The animalism of our species
Response to the Eugene Armstrong beheading. Humans are not as civilized as we presume; we are sometimes more barbaric than animals.
A World Without Pain
An essay in reaction to the New Orleans disaster following hurricane Katrina.
Donald George Olson died at 72
Some memories and thoughts about my Dad
My Dad, Donald George Olson, died on March 18, 2013... just four days shy of his 73rd birthday.