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Page A-24 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 continued from page A- 19 Olson said he discovered his academic prowess as a student at Olympic College in Bremerton, which culminated with a doctorate in finance, with a minor in anthropology, from the University of Washington. Olson taught at universities in Hong Kong, Alaska and Canada. He is emeritus faculty at The Evergreen State College, where he led seminars in cultural studies, maritime history and economics. Nevertheless, "I got tired of just numbers, and I al- ways had a yen to know more about people," he said. With their two children grown, Olson and his wife moved to Hoodsport. His teaching job freed up time during the summers, and that's when Olson's poetic voice emerged. Olson's wife died in 2002, and he re- tired the following year; poetry became a full-time passion. "I gradually improved, and got more comfortable with it ... and then I started getting published in good journals," he said. His poems can be found in "Cascade #2," "Prairie Schooner," "The Georgia Review," "The Lyric," "Mino- taur," Windfall," "Rattle," "Atlanta Review,'The In- nisfree Poetry Journal", "vox poetica," and "unbound CONTENT". Olson is working on poems for his next collection, which he plans to call "Poems of Love and Remem- brance." He hopes the book is published next year. "I don't do it for money," he said. "I do it to occupy my time, in a fruitful way. I like the sense of accom- plishment of writing a good poem." installs new oj cers Photo courtesy of Harstine Island TOPS The Harstine Island Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) installed new officers on Aug. 4. They include weight recorder Kathy Doherty, top left, treasurer Carol Lettich, Ruth Irish, leader Sandy Branford, assistant weight recorder Linda Immel, bottom left, and secretary Karen Carpenter. continued from page A-19 children do not get a lot of ex- Plunder and a field trip toSeattle. The final theme was ended the summer program perience with enrichment ac- Grays Harbor Water Park, I Spy and Detectives week. with a student showcase when many students are not tivities beyond their local com- where students received water The field trip came to Pioneer, of projects including dance actively engaged in academic munities. Research has shown safety instruction before expe- where we were honored to routines, student songs, bas- learning. Due to this, teachers that exposing children to new riencing the water park andhave Deputy Cindy Brewer ketball drills, iMovie trailers may have to spend their time environments provides greatslide. Week two was Jungle and Deputy Matt Gray from from each week and a picnic re-teaching lost material for learning opportunities for Safari with a trip to the Point the Mason County Sheriffs lunch with camp members the first several weeks of the vocabulary development and Defiance Zoo. The third week Office K-9 unit come and give and their families. The over- school year. Field trips were supports academic success, was dedicated to Space Ex- us a demonstration. Brewer whelming consensus of staff an important part of the sum- "The summer weekly ploration and included a trip surprised the students withand students ... Let's do this mer program because many themes began with Pirates to the Museum of Flight in her enormous great Dane. Weagain next year!" "We Your New Roof for as low as $5000 per month O.A.C.* Your Full Service Roofer Since !959 I . Year-Round ONE DAY Services in most cases • 24 hour EMERGENCY services available • COMPLETE roofing services for all your residential, commercial and industrial Choose your own I special offer! I -- Either -- 48 Months with I Low Interest I I Financing O.A.C.* I = roofing needs - ..I -- Or-- I • Ufetime u.ctWARRANTIES available10% Cash • Composition, metal, shakes, tile, flat roofs, I Back Bonus* I windows and. decks- we do it all! I • ProfessionaIjob site cleanup on all projects * May not be combined with any other offers I or discounts. Ask your local representative for I I details. Financing available on approval of CALL NOW for your FREE ESTIMATE! credit. Offers expire 9/30/2014. L J Think no one reads the newspaper anymore? Licensed and Boded ROOFDI*168N8 1131 W, Kamikhe Lane. Just off Highway 101 Also S _e ing: Ol ..pia. Lacey..Tu .n.n.mw T , Tenin0. Ydm. Tacoma, M6ntesano. Aberdeen, I enna. Gig Harbor. Centralia. Chehalis. Longview, Vancouver, Roy