Hero

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When the house fell asleep there was always a light and it fell from the page to the eyes of an American boy in a storybook land I could dream what I read when it went to my head I'd see I want to be a hero Hero it's a.

30 May/Posted by aaronplaat

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I have a dream

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On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his historic "I have a dream" speech before the nation, where he spoke of a world where all men, women, and children would be free; free to live, love, and have every opportunity to claim the most from life, regardless of.

29 May/Posted by aaronplaat

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You’ve got a friend

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One of my fondest memories as a child was playing with my little brother, Joshua. At the time, Toy Story had just come to video, and Joshua was infatuated with the movie, which included the song "You've got a friend". Josh did his best to sing along to the song. Yet, he.

14 April/Posted by aaronplaat

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Renaissance

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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

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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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