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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 Master’s Touch

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Several years ago, I was saddened to hear news of the passing (link) of a man who taught me a great deal about life; Mr. Anderson, co-owner of "The Masters Touch" hair salon in Columbus, OH. Ed's chair wasn't just his occupation - it was his ministry. I remember all of.

4 December/Posted by aaronplaat

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Chrysalis

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One of the most beautiful transformations to occur in nature is the morphing of the caterpillar into a butterfly. The transformative process is known as "chrysalis". During the chrysalis process, something incredible happens inside of the cocoon; the entire body of the caterpillar transforms into liquid before reassembling itself as an emerging.

25 November/Posted by aaronplaat

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Brushstrokes

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In a diversion from my usual ramblings, this blog is intended to give a small snapshot into the mind of a creator. My entire life, I've loved creating things purely for the love of seeing something emerge from the nothingness. Artists, creators, etc. have all been blessed with a gift - and.

12 November/Posted by aaronplaat

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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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