Tag Archives: George Olson

The Passing of a True Writer

At the Tuesday funeral of former Topeka Capital-Journal writer Gene Smith, a slideshow of photographs traced many aspects of Smith’s 80 years of life. The opening slide stated that many pass away without their story being told. Many of you might not know the … Continue reading

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Playoffs Past

The fact that the Kansas City Royals are rolling through the baseball playoffs after a 29 year absence fascinates me. To see fans so excited brings back many wonderful memories of the great Royals’ run that led to their 1985 … Continue reading

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“That’s Just The Way It Is”

To be even a small part of something historic is a remarkable feeling. Laura and I felt that Saturday in Eugene, Oregon, after the KU women’s track and field team won the first national championship for the women’s track and … Continue reading

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Young, Dumb and Blessed

For the first time since 1970, I will be returning this week to Drake University to cover the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. In 1970, as a young photographer, I enjoyed my time in Des Moines and at the … Continue reading

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New York, New York

My first trip to New York City began with a warning. “Don’t look up all the time,” I was told. “You’ll look like a tourist.” That was in 1969.  There have been many more trips to the great city, and … Continue reading

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A Staff Meeting to Remember

Unbelievable.  Amazing.  Awesome. Impossible.  Words like that were used over and over during three days in Eugene, Oregon, last week.  All that amazement was lavished on the  reunion of Topeka Capital-Journal photographers and lab men held to honor their esteemed … Continue reading

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