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The beginning for a writer is the journal. I say this because it is the testing grounds for all your styles and ideas. If you do not keep a journal, it will be hard for you to be a good writer in almost any field.

You should write a little every day if you want to cultivate your literary skills. That's the beauty of a journal... because you don't need a revolutionary idea or original thought to write a successful entry into your journal. Other types of writing are not as forgiving; when you write poetry when you don't feel poetic or a story when you don't feel inspired, you will likely not turn out highly artistic words.


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They Walk Away

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

Sad poems about loss and death.

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

Science fiction serial about a strange and deadly mystery surrounding a stolen starship called Rogue 7.

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We Need Science

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

Essays on the need to prioritize science in our everyday lives--and to focus on science in our schools.

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

Uncouth Cartoons by Shawn Olson. Some of these cartoons may not be suitable for kids less than 13.

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Growing Up

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

These are stories about moments in my life as I grew up.

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Struggles

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

Poetry about struggles.

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Notes From Cali

Posted on May 27, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Words from a friend absentia.

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too far behind

Posted on May 27, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Poem on staying focused on goals, keeping high standards and avoiding drift.

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Posted on May 19, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Former Prairie Township Trustee John Hart died on May 14, 2003.

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A lesson in flight

Posted on May 13, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

The kids and I take a crash course in flying paper airplanes--with the Ultimate Paper Airplane.

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