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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. 

The forgotten sermon

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It seems like the world is going crazy these days. Truth has been replaced with alternative facts, children manufacture $350 basketball shoes, and a cup of coffee goes for fourbucks these days. America has children in cages at its borders, and drops thousands of bombs on other countries every single.

23 October/Posted by aaronplaat

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Hero

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"Aaron, always use the right tool for the job." Wisdom from my Dad, harshly given after I broke one of his tools - using it for some other purpose than it was designed for. Unfortunately, it wasn't the only time he gave me this bit of advice, nor the last.

22 October/Posted by aaronplaat

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Reflections from Ohio

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It's been nearly a decade since I packed my life into the trunk of my BMW and set course for the west coast. California, baby. It called me. I answered. We danced. Boy, did we dance... Eight years, four states, and fourteen countries later, I returned home to Columbus, OH..

14 October/Posted by aaronplaat

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Dental Floss and Diamonds

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There's a saying that 'diamonds are forever' originally propagated by a James Bond film. My own variation of this phrase says "pressure makes the diamond" to indicate the type of force, trauma, and time required to make a stone that will last a lifetime. Will you marry me? On a.

6 October/Posted by aaronplaat

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Yet

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There's a saying in the bible, which goes: "where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Growing up the church, I was used to hearing this verse. However, I never really understood the meaning behind it - until recently. I have to open this blog by remarking on.

23 September/Posted by aaronplaat

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Home

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“I could tell you my adventures—beginning from this morning,” said Alice a little timidly; “but it’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.” For years, I’ve written the above quote, taken from Alice in Wonderland, to mark the adventures I’ve had. Each time, I.

24 August/Posted by aaronplaat

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With Love, Bali <3

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At the start of 2019, I didn’t entirely know where the year would lead me. Freshly terminated from a job in the soulless tech industry, I remember sitting in my home in Portland, wondering “What’s next?” I sat at my kitchen counter and pondered where life would lead me. It.

14 August/Posted by aaronplaat

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Smartphoneageddon

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Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about technology and its’ impact on human beings. Specifically, I’ve been watching the impact smartphones have on the people that use them. In the tech world, the term ‘user’ was coined to define humans who use a product. I find the term appropriate, as.

2 August/Posted by aaronplaat

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Behind the smile

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When I was younger, I wanted to grow up. The present never seemed like it was the right place for me to be, for better or for worse. At 15, I started full-time university. Every day I went to school, I was worried that somebody would discover I wasn’t ‘one.

23 July/Posted by aaronplaat

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A new chapter

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When I was in my early 20’s, something inside of me told me to leave Ohio. I didn’t know what the future held for me, but I decided to move to Los Angeles and embark on a new journey in life. Sometimes you hear a call that goes beyond your.

11 July/Posted by aaronplaat

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