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Reflections on the precariousness of life

Posted on Aug 8, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

Philosophical essay on life and death sparked by a family trip where a pigeon collided with the car and we had a flat tire.

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life, death, tragedy, rights

Problems with American Freedom

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 27, 2011

A reaction to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America, shortly after the events.

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paradox, american freedom, terrorist element

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,

Great American Hoopty

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

A series of humorous accounts of cars owned by Shawn Olson.

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Modern American Insanity

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

Semi-facetious discussions on inconsistencies or deficiencies in on modern American life.

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The New American War

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

Essays, commentaries and cartoons about the American War on Terrorism arising after September 11, 2003.

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The Always Welcome Inn

Posted on Jun 11, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Looking for a get-a-way to someplace quiet?

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always welcome in trip

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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j ashburn youth center, keith neal, jaymes saunders, michael redd, mike red

This Art is Alive

Posted on Apr 24, 2013 | Last Updated Apr 24, 2013

Poem about the nature of human interactions. We all want to impose ourselves, visions and beliefs onto others. But it is always a give-and-take adventure.

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communication, interaction, human, relations, relationship, paradigm, control

Hayden Turns Two

Posted on Jul 13, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
Hayden holding praying mantisHayden Holding Mantis

Hayden found a praying mantis on his second birthday. Watch out David Ireland!

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hayden, toddler, mantis, insect
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