The Olson Files
thinking Book reviews
Family History mail to:
(New stuff in red)
- Commentary page
-- Wisdom Hopelessness and
despair verse Hopefulness and satisfaction. Reasons matter,
and reasoning is wisdom.
- Just thinking page
-- Philosophical differences
There is always more than one way of thinking, but which is
best? Obviously that would be the one that works best.
- Travel page
to Trinidad Colorado A brief trip to my ancestral
home to deliver a historic saddle for display in a local Museum.
- Woodworking page
-- Perfect Imperfection Seeking perfection
can make your life miserable. Embrace imperfection as the
reality of all art.
- Book review
-- Long time Gone ...by
J.A. Jance This is a two mystery thriller that pits J.P.
Beaumont against the bad guys.
- Navy Days
story of my four years in the Navy.
- West Family History
-- Beginning with Edward West in Trinidad Colorado.
Welcome to my web site!
This site is purely a hobby. I have nothing to sell, including my
opinions, but it is important to me to share how I think and feel.
How many times have we heard "so what have you been doing?" Or,
"how are you?" Well, here it is, but I do realize that not
everyone actually cares, so this site is my way of sharing what I
think and do with those who do care. No one is forced to come
here, so no harm no foul, nor is it important that anyone agrees,
it is just my way of sharing. If nothing else, I hope to provide
another perspective for consideration, and maybe even help in some
The travel page is memories of each trip, written as they were
happening. The story of my Navy days was written from memory. I
felt compelled to write it before the memory faded, because it was
my transition from a kid to a man, and an accomplishment I am
proud of. Woodworking has become my favorite pursuit. So many
things to make, so many things to improve, and sharing them is an
important part for me. Believe me it is not ego because I just
don't need it, that desire is purely my way of contributing out of
a sense of gratitude to those who shared with me.
The West family history is a genealogy of the West family in
Trinidad Colorado beginning in 1868. This is mainly for remaining
family members and people searching for pieces of intersecting
history of the many ancestors in our family tree.
This site is divided into seven sections:
I hope you find something of interest here. Please feel free to
- Commentary-- What I see happening, told in my own words.
- Travel-- Story and pictures of our extended trips.
- Woodworking projects-- My design and construction of
furniture, home improvement, shop helpers, and small projects
just for fun.
- Just thinking-- I think about most things and try to work
through the complexities to find truth, and where it's not
found, substituting logic in its place
- Book reviews-- I love to read interesting books and have
fun telling you about them.
- Navy Days-- The story of my four years in the Navy,
beginning in 1957 and running through 1961.
- West family history-- The story of my mothers family in
Trinidad Colorado beginning in 1868.