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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. 

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Top 10 / Writing
In 1980, the world watched as a legend came to the end of his career. Muhammad Ali, having dominated the sport of boxing, was defeated by his former sparring partner, Larry Holmes. By the end of the 10th round, Ali was little more than a punching bag for Holmes; who.

16 July/Posted by aaronplaat

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Divide and Conquer

Writing
There's never a great way to begin a blog. At least, I've never found a compelling way to do so. Most of the time, I don't have a clear picture of what will be written ahead of the initial dive (date) with my keyboard. A lot of things are happening.

12 July/Posted by aaronplaat

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Hero

Writing
When the house fell asleep there was always a light and it fell from the page to the eyes of an American boy in a storybook land I could dream what I read when it went to my head I'd see I want to be a hero Hero it's a.

30 May/Posted by aaronplaat

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I have a dream

Writing
On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his historic "I have a dream" speech before the nation, where he spoke of a world where all men, women, and children would be free; free to live, love, and have every opportunity to claim the most from life, regardless of.

29 May/Posted by aaronplaat

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You’ve got a friend

Writing
One of my fondest memories as a child was playing with my little brother, Joshua. At the time, Toy Story had just come to video, and Joshua was infatuated with the movie, which included the song "You've got a friend". Josh did his best to sing along to the song. Yet, he.

14 April/Posted by aaronplaat

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Renaissance

Writing
Toward the end of his life, Leonardo Da Vinci, one of the greatest minds of all time, began to pen down observations he made over the course of his life. In one of his many notebooks, he wrote a portion titled "Philosophical Maxims. Morals. Polemics and Speculations." in which he.

29 February/Posted by aaronplaat

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Champion

Writing
I was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Kirk Douglas (1916-2020), who was my favorite childhood Hollywood hero; staring as the infamous Ned Land in 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, Disney’s first live-action film, inspired by the Jules Verne masterpiece. For most of my life, I’ve only known.

18 February/Posted by aaronplaat

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The City

Writing
On a ride home from the office, I chatted with my Lyft driver, who shared stories from his family, upbringing, and hometown in the Philippines. The conversation was a refreshing break from screen time. For the past few weeks, I've been in San Francisco, CA. This city, she intoxicates with.

28 January/Posted by aaronplaat

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Synchroni-city

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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.” - Alice in Wonderland In 2019, I found myself watching a beautiful sunset over tiled rooftops in Bali, Indonesia. The call to.

14 January/Posted by aaronplaat

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The world as I see it;

Writing
The world as I see it;  Blink. It's Friday morning. I look at my phone to see 6:27am. An early wake-up call, aided by the sound of latino praise and worship music the neighbors used as an alarm clock. I'm not sure what the words were, but it reminded me.

4 January/Posted by aaronplaat

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