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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. 

What is Love?

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Over five years ago, I found myself in a place more unique than any of my experiences. One of my favorite parts of traveling is experiencing sights, sounds, and tastes that deviate from my normal routine. Yet, this was no country. It was a city that sprung to life, and.

11 November/Posted by aaronplaat

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Hope

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2020 - the year that could have been a meme, bad joke, or missed flight. This year, it’s felt like everything has landed on Chance, been sent back to GO, and collected $200 to start over. When I look back at what this year has been, it feels a lot.

5 November/Posted by aaronplaat

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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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