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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. 

Table Time

Writing
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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The Beer I Never Had

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A lot of things changed after July 29th. I found myself caught somewhere in the middle of being a boy and a man; not old enough to buy a beer - while feeling too young to navigate the world void of a father. I thought back to all of the.

4 July/Posted by aaronplaat

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Superman Flies Away

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In Iron John: A Book About Men, Robert Bly discusses the wound given to young children by their fathers; a hurt which takes the rest of their lives to resolve, while also creating a window for their soul to enter and define itself. My Dad taught me a lot of.

30 June/Posted by aaronplaat

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The day I met Superman

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Every child should be so fortunate to have a favorite memory with their parents - or the people that raised them. The two aren’t always one in the same. With 1,385 divorces happening every 5 hours, or the time of a wedding reception, I’m appreciative my parents fought their way.

28 June/Posted by aaronplaat

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The Plaatmobile

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The older I get, the more I realize how rich memories are. They’re a treasure known only to the one that carries them, made richer when they’re shared with the ones you love most. Joy tends to toast itself with the past, which is full of priceless memories. I’ve found.

27 June/Posted by aaronplaat

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The Plaatmobile

Writing
The older I get, the more I realize how rich memories are. They’re a treasure known only to the one that carries them, made richer when they’re shared with the ones you love most. Joy tends to toast itself with the past, which is full of priceless memories. I’ve found.

27 June/Posted by aaronplaat

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Chinese Water Torture

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“You can choose your friends but you sho' can't choose your family, an' they're still kin to you no matter whether you acknowledge 'em or not, and it makes you look right silly when you don't.” Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird As a homeschooled family, I spent a good.

25 June/Posted by aaronplaat

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The Gerber Miracle

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As a child in a family of eight, I was raised with a different perspective than a lot of the only-child’s I came to know as a young boy. There were many times I’d envy the kids who grew up without siblings - thinking they somehow had it better than.

22 June/Posted by aaronplaat

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