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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. 

Matches and campfires

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One of my favorite stories is a short poem, called "The little match girl" by Hans Christian Anderson. The story follows a young girl who sells matches to provide money for her family. On a cold evening, she couldn't find any buyers for her matches; so, she stayed late in.

12 September/Posted by aaronplaat

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Quarter life

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With another birthday in my 30’s coming at the end of the month, I’ve been thinking a lot about my life. The reflections haven’t been easy; often, feeling more like a quarter-life crisis than recollection of joys and accomplishments. When I go back to my inner child and ask them.

7 September/Posted by aaronplaat

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10am at Tuttle Pool

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Our family grew up with a very competitive spirit. From board games to arguments, we siblings enjoyed proving ourselves to each other - or proving ourselves better than each other. To this day, I haven’t seen such lively games of Risk  or Monopoly  - often requiring the intervention of our.

23 July/Posted by aaronplaat

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Sunday at the Shelter

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I once had the pleasure of working with a counselor in Dallas, TX. She was a sweet woman who made sure you had a safe place to be yourself. Connie, one of the people I think is an angel on earth, once told me: “Aaron, you can’t grow without community.”.

23 July/Posted by aaronplaat

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The L out of SLAM

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Note: I started the note about Julia and Josh before this piece - then felt I should complete this piece first. Sorry, kids. There’s a pecking order <3 As the only girl in SLAM, Lydia enjoyed a different life than the boys. I shared a room with Steve and Mark..

21 July/Posted by aaronplaat

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Napoleon the Cat

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My adult years looked a lot more like a roller coaster than a smooth yacht ride; prone to extreme ups and downs. During my 20’s, I had a hard time finding a place that felt like home. Ohio was too full of memories that I didn’t want to process. So,.

18 July/Posted by aaronplaat

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Learning to Fly

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Once upon an average morn An average boy was born for the second time Prone upon the altar there He whispered up the prayer he'd kept hid inside A lot of things changed after Dad passed away. I found myself included in the bucket of young men who faced life.

17 July/Posted by aaronplaat

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Table Time

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For a king or queen, battles are fought on the battlefield by knights in shining armor; riding gallantly to protect the honor of their crest. In the Plaat family, our battles were fought (and won) around our dining room table. As a homeschooled family, we’d often receive questions from other.

16 July/Posted by aaronplaat

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The Hermit Crab Incident

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Large families tend to carry a certain sense of camaraderie; everybody looks out for the other, or looks out for the mother while the children undertake nefarious deeds between each other. In our family, there was a constant mix between these two. On one hand, my siblings were my best.

11 July/Posted by aaronplaat

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The Boop Shot

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One of my favorite ways to get to know somebody is to ask them about their greatest fear. It’s the perfect question to break the ice after an introduction, or first date. Some people are afraid of spiders - others fear abandonment and being lonely. My biggest fear is a.

10 July/Posted by aaronplaat

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