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My Wife Likes it Hot

Posted on Dec 7, 2014 | Last Updated Dec 31, 2019

A little story about when my wife made things a little too hot.

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The Fifty States Part Two

Posted on Jan 23, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 3, 2011

Part two of the 50 state word search

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The Life of Clarence Himes

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

A biography of Clarence Himes by his grandson Shawn Olson.

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The Forgotten Philosopher: A Look at John Dewey

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

An essay delving into the educational philosophy of John Dewey.

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Donald Olson

Posted on Jun 30, 2011 | Last Updated Jun 30, 2011

Donald Olson is a wildlife artist specializing in oil painting in sculpture, but also adept at ceramics, watercolors, pen and ink, and pencil.

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Hole in my Heel

Posted on Jan 27, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

The story of how I survived a wound that killed legendary Achilles.

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The Great American Hoopty

Posted on Feb 5, 2003 | Last Updated Jan 19, 2022

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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A Yahoo Speaks Out

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

An unpublished editorial where Shawn Olson responds to a crankpot reader.

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A Perspective on Patriotism

Posted on Jan 25, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Essay about patriotism, nationalism and America.

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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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