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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. 

Thirty 3

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It’s a week until my 33rd lap around the sun. 33 years-0ld. In some ways, I feel like I’m just getting started with my life. In others, I have seen many mini lives take place as the years have sped by. Recently, I got a black hourglass tattooed on my.

23 September/Posted by aaronplaat

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Hourglass

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In “The Empty Hourglass”, a book penned by my Opa containing his life adventures, he shares stories from the perspective of knowing his life was coming to a close. The book was written after being prompted by my Mom. What he wrote was nothing short of a masterpiece; a story.

21 August/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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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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Seeking Joy

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When I was a child, I remember playing the game called Barrel of Monkeys. The idea of the game was simple; use one monkey to hook the arms of another. Repeat until the barrel of monkeys is empty. As the game progressed, it became increasingly more difficult to grab the.

1 July/Posted by aaronplaat

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Playing god

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In 1964, a woman was brutally raped and stabbed in Queens, New York. Kitty Genovese, a 28-year-old woman was coming home from work when she was violently assaulted. The assailant stabbed her repeatedly. When police found her body, they noticed multiple stab wounds in her hands; proof she tried to.

27 February/Posted by aaronplaat

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Reflecting

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Two years ago, I was sitting on my couch in Dallas, wondering what the next chapter of my life would contain. I was anticipating a trip to NYC, followed by a new opportunity in San Francisco. I had been self-employed for 8 years, and was well accustomed to the unknown..

28 June/Posted by aaronplaat

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Sister Jane

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“It’s a beautiful day, Sister J.” “Every day is a beautiful day, Aaron.” This is a blog I hoped I wouldn’t have to write, but knew the day would someday come. Writing these words feels like a piece of my heart is being broken, because it is. Earlier this afternoon,.

28 April/Posted by aaronplaat

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Standing

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Throughout my adventures in Uruguay, I've kept an eye on the news and happenings going on inside of the United States. Right now, it seems like a stretch to call them "united" in the post-election state of our union. I was very encouraged to see the collective millions of women.

22 January/Posted by aaronplaat

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