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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. 

Physicality

Writing
One lesson I’ve learned in my life is that the art of creating things can be a hair-pulling process. Before any great work is written, there are countless moments spent by the writer, staring at a blank screen. The same applies for a piece of art. There can be a.

19 June/Posted by aaronplaat

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With Love, Pain

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One of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever received was from my mentor, Nate. He once told me: ”Aaron, if you can solve somebody’s pain, you can make a product.” Learning this lesson early in my days as an entrepreneur, I had a compass for identifying pain-points in the.

9 June/Posted by aaronplaat

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Tech + T-shirts

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“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” George Orwell, Animal Farm (1945) Recently, congresswoman Katie Porter had a riveting back-and-forth with JP Morgan Chase CEO, Jamie Dimon, regarding pay disparity to Chase employees. She cited an example of a single mother, living in California, who.

7 June/Posted by aaronplaat

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Sunrise

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“Have I gone mad? I’m afraid so, but let me tell you something, the best people usualy are.” It seems like only yesterday that I sat on a wooden chair in Ohio; seated at Cracker Barrel with my brother, sister, and Mother. During breakfast, my Mom pulled out a handful.

29 May/Posted by aaronplaat

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For Steve

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Of the six children in the Plaat family, there is one for which I am especially thankful; my big brother, Steve, who happens to have a birthday today. Over the years, Steve has been a rock of support for me. The first Plaat child to leave the state of Ohio,.

4 May/Posted by aaronplaat

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Confessions of an Ex-christian

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I have to admit, this blog has been long overdue. For many years, I’ve bottled up these words; afraid to speak them, for fear of backlash, judgement, and retribution from loved ones. My concerns are well-founded. Sometimes, you learn what to say and what to hold back in order to.

14 April/Posted by aaronplaat

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Garuda

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A traditional figure in Indonesian culture is the Garuda; a mythical bird, often seen carrying a serpent in its’ talons. Carrying the serpent in the talons is representative of the power it has over the serpent. For most of my life, I was raised in a world of fear. Underneath.

12 April/Posted by aaronplaat

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Joy

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Ancient Egyptians believed you were asked a series of 42 questions (link) upon entering the Hall of Judgement; the location one travels to upon their death. These questions determined whether or not an individual would pass on to be reborn in the fields of Amenti - where the broken fragments.

1 April/Posted by aaronplaat

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BLACK TAR

Writing
As a follow-up to my previous blog, I’d like to share a poem I recently received from a friend of mine, Peter, who lives on the streets of Portland. Daily, Peter stands outside of Whole Foods, located in the Pearl District, and sells Street Roots newspapers to provide for his.

1 March/Posted by aaronplaat

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Playing god

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In 1964, a woman was brutally raped and stabbed in Queens, New York. Kitty Genovese, a 28-year-old woman was coming home from work when she was violently assaulted. The assailant stabbed her repeatedly. When police found her body, they noticed multiple stab wounds in her hands; proof she tried to.

27 February/Posted by aaronplaat

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