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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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life and death, old age, nursing home, grandpa olson, grandpa himes, solitu

Education, Classrooms and Kids

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

Essays discussing dilemmas facing the modern American classroom.

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Renaissance Man

Posted on Mar 17, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

An essay on the extinction of the Renaissance Man or polymath in human history.

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renaissance man, polymath, society, knowledge

A Call for Reason

Posted on Jan 14, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

An essay rebutting infantile attitudes of the anti-science movement.

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science, society, pseudoscience, media, politics, rush limbaugh

Rock Music IS Folk Art.

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

Essay tracing path of folk music to modern rock.

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music, folk, rock

Digital Camera Troubleshooting

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

Some tips on fixing various problems with digital photography equipment and cameras.

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Digital Deer Paintings

Posted on Mar 10, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Samples of deer paintings rendered on a computer. Art by Don Olson.

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deer art, digital paintings, wildlife

Digital Wildlife Art

Posted on Feb 24, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

My first attempts at wildlife art using a computer. Art by Don Olson.

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wildlife art, digital art, drawing, painting

Society's sentiment towards evolution

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

People argue against evolution all the time when they've never read about it.

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anti-evolutionism, evolution, evolutionary misconceptions

Cultural Cataracts

Posted on Nov 12, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

A personal conversation about the challenges facing educational and cultural progress in the face of overwhelming ignorance and myopia.

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parenting, education, society, culture
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