Even odds

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“Cor, my boy, if you feel scared to the point where your stomach is playing tricks on you, you’ve just began to even the odds.” On a day like today, I’m reminded of the above quote. It was spoken by my great-grandfather, to my grandfather. His father was a well-known.

13 February/Posted by aaronplaat

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Tools for the job

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Nearly twelve years ago, I was sitting in a stark, white room in Columbus, Ohio. Sitting across from me was my Dad. When I saw him, my mind could only look back to moments of joy, laughter, and loving moments shared between Father and son; being thrown high into the.

28 January/Posted by aaronplaat

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twenty-nineteen

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It’s 2019 and I find myself, once again, in New York City. It’s been ten years since I (briefly) lived here. The city has an essence that can’t be compared to any city in the world. Her skies reach high with concrete monuments, glistening in the winter air with their.

24 January/Posted by aaronplaat

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Sharks and termination

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During the war, Opa was stationed on an island near Papua New Guinea; Jefman Island. Used as an air base by the Royal Air Force (RAF), Opa was placed in charge of the island and journaled his experience in his book.  An avid swimmer, Opa would make a half-mile swim.

21 January/Posted by aaronplaat

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Linda’s holiday gift

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Early this morning, I walked through the rainy streets of downtown Portland. In the morning hours, the streets begin to come alive with the people who occupied them during the night. The early hours of Portland are some of its most beautiful; the daily hustle and bustle of side-walkers comes to.

18 December/Posted by aaronplaat

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Reflections

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I recently chatted with somebody about the decade-long journey I've had as an entrepreneur. The years have been rich with experiences and opportunities I find myself fortunate to have amassed. As an entrepreneur, you see the the world a little differently than those around you. Opportunities tend to present themselves.

4 December/Posted by aaronplaat

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