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

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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;

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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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3-2-1-2020

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With another new year around the corner, it's time to look back and distill down a few lessons I encountered this year. With a return to Ohio after nearly a decade away, I've spent a lot of this year reflecting on the journey the past decade has been. Barely past.

23 December/Posted by aaronplaat

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Dandelions

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It seems like a lifetime ago I remember listening to the radio (yes, FM radio) and hearing a catchy tune. Dandelions, by Five Iron Frenzy (link) followed the tale of a young boy who gathered a fistful of dandelions in a field, only to offer them to his Mother as a.

17 December/Posted by aaronplaat

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