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Observation on Trust in Society

Posted on Dec 10, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Essay about trust in personal lives, culture and global civilization.

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trust, trusting, trustworthy, trustworthiness

Free World

Posted on Dec 16, 2002 | Last Updated May 17, 2006

The First Installment of Free World.

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Free World

Scams to make you feel cool

Posted on Jul 15, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Scams I almost fell for... Poetry.com and Manchester Who's Who

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manchester who's who, poerty.com, scams, frauds, cons

Crazy Neighbor

Posted on Aug 9, 2016 | Last Updated Aug 9, 2016
Dana and the Skunkhayden and skunkchild plays with skunkdana carries skunkskunk

A little story about a crazy neighbor.

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neighbors, skunks, pole cat

MisCon 25

My Adventure with Onkel Sven.
Posted on Jun 5, 2011 | Last Updated Jun 15, 2017
John Dalmas and childJohn Dalmas and LadiesJohn Dalmas and William WarrenDalmas in the HoodRobert Lovely and John DalmasJohn Dalmas Giving ToastJohn and BrookeBill WarrenJohn the Story Teller

I traveled to Missoula, Montana with John Dalmas to participate in MisCon 25. I met several interesting characters including William Warren Jr, James Burk, Jim Glass and others.

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miscon, missoula, montana, sci-fi, scifi, science fiction convention, john dalmas

Subjects in the Classroom and Life

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

A discussion on the utilitarian value of the subjects our schools teach. This editorial on education was one of the last pieces Shawn Olson printed as a Messenger writer.

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educational subjects, subject relevance in education

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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blank slate, human nature, steven pinker, cultural relativism, feminism, brain, psychology

My failed faith

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

The evolution of Shawn Olson's views on faith, religion and ethics.

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apostasy of shawn olson, ethics, morality, debate

The Happy Worker

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

An essay on the coomon person's role in the workforce.

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worker, life of work, toiling for money

Forum Etiquette in the 21st Century

Posted on Feb 2, 2011 | Last Updated Jan 6, 2018

A short discussion on using online forums. Why I concluded that participation in forums should be limited.

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forums, online forums, social media, necroposting, flame wars, noobs, fanboy
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