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WELCOME
TO MY WORLD

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. 

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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Dandelions

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It seems like a lifetime ago I remember listening to the radio (yes, FM radio) and hearing a catchy tune. Dandelions, by Five Iron Frenzy (link) followed the tale of a young boy who gathered a fistful of dandelions in a field, only to offer them to his Mother as a.

17 December/Posted by aaronplaat

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Beautiful Day

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"Good morning, Sister J. It's a beautiful day today." "Every day is a beautiful day, Aaron." With the holiday season upon us, I've spent a lot of time reflecting on the simple conversations I shared with Sister J on our bench at Lake Merritt. These days, those conversations seem like.

12 December/Posted by aaronplaat

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Starry Night

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This afternoon, I had the opportunity to go grocery shopping with my older sister, Lydia. Strolling through the aisles of Aldi and in utter astonishment at the low prices (You're not in SF anymore, Dorothy) we shared a great conversation and were able to share some of the things going on in.

11 December/Posted by aaronplaat

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Dear Pain

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Hey Dr. Seuss Hope you’re having a swell day Today feels a bit broken I wondered what you’d say The cat in the hat appeared With a smile on his face “Kid, let me show you how To waltz through this place Life’s a little dance Just learn to hear.

7 December/Posted by aaronplaat

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The Master’s Touch

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Several years ago, I was saddened to hear news of the passing (link) of a man who taught me a great deal about life; Mr. Anderson, co-owner of "The Masters Touch" hair salon in Columbus, OH. Ed's chair wasn't just his occupation - it was his ministry. I remember all of.

4 December/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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The forgotten sermon

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It seems like the world is going crazy these days. Truth has been replaced with alternative facts, children manufacture $350 basketball shoes, and a cup of coffee goes for fourbucks these days. America has children in cages at its borders, and drops thousands of bombs on other countries every single.

23 October/Posted by aaronplaat

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Hero

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"Aaron, always use the right tool for the job." Wisdom from my Dad, harshly given after I broke one of his tools - using it for some other purpose than it was designed for. Unfortunately, it wasn't the only time he gave me this bit of advice, nor the last.

22 October/Posted by aaronplaat

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