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When I was only ten, I learned how to type on a manual typewriter. A-S-D-F...J-K-L-;...since then, I’ve written over 2,000 blogs and enjoy sharing my words with others. 

As a writer, you see the world around you as a story waiting to be told. Every experience acts as an actor for this beautiful story we’re fortunate enough to call “life.” I hope you appreciate my writing as much as I’ve had, living the story. 

December

Writing
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and.

30 December/Posted by aaronplaat

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Family

Writing
Sitting in the terminal at CMH, I'm pausing to reflect on this past trip to Columbus. By a long shot, this was the most wonderful time together we've had in the holiday season, since the passing of our Father in 2007. It's a bit overwhelming to sit and soak in.

26 December/Posted by aaronplaat

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20-20

Writing
Over the years, I've heard many various definitions and lessons concerning the topic of integrity. As I've grown older, it's become strikingly evident that a textbook interpretation of integrity is a far cry from actual life experience on the matter. Attributes such as integrity and character are very similar to.

24 December/Posted by aaronplaat

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Heart Is

Writing
Ohio. Home? Home. Not home. Ohio. Every time I return to visit my family, life seems to be undergoing a whirlwind of changes. One of the most memorable trips was during a last-minute surprise for my mother's birthday; flying to Columbus, directly from China. She definitely didn't see that one.

22 December/Posted by aaronplaat

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A Compliment for Parents

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While I've written several blogs referencing the gratitude I have for the parenting I received as a child - sprinkled with a few that state their discrepancies - one compliment I must pass on to my parents is the one they never hear. I've heard this compliment quite frequently over.

16 December/Posted by aaronplaat

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Grow[n] Up

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"What do you want to be when you grow up?" At the age of 27, there's a part of me that feels obligated to feel 'grown up' as an adult. All of the usual responsibilities, such as: paying bills, generating income, being responsible, having ethical/moral standards and reading from newspapers,.

16 December/Posted by aaronplaat

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Home

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They say "home is where the heart is." It's taken a few years to understand what this means. But, I'm finally starting to understand the meaning behind the quote. Whether it's sleeping on a concrete floor in Laos, a cheetah-print covered bunk bed in Taiwan or sleeping in the relative.

11 December/Posted by aaronplaat

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Salvation

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Reflecting on a conversation I had with my younger brother, in attempts to sell him on the idea of moving to Dallas (he'll move...), I am reminded that one of the biggest barriers we have to overcome in our lives is knowing what we don't know; many doors of opportunity.

9 December/Posted by aaronplaat

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December

Writing
December is here. And what a December it is turning out to be... I'm hoping there's a bit of inspiration to be found at the bottom of the cup of coffee I just poured. It's a Thursday in every sense of the word. There's a lot of buzz going on.

4 December/Posted by aaronplaat

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