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;

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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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