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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. 

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

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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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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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Suicide and handbags

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This week, the world learned of the suicide death of both Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. I was surprised to read through multiple headlines, which seemed to steer clear of using the word "Suicide" in their headline and/or article body. Suicide, it seems, still isn't a word that many people.

8 June/Posted by aaronplaat

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Grudges & Love

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I recently read an article which described love as the "astrolabe of the seeker". For the uneducated, an astrolabe is a complex device used to navigate the stars. I've seen this concept resounding true in all aspects of life. The bible has the following to say about love: Love is.

25 May/Posted by aaronplaat

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Gratitude and airline delays

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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.” I’ve been writing the above quote (as well as this intro) for several years now, because it reminds me a lot.

15 April/Posted by aaronplaat

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The offering

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As a child, I remember hearing stories of about the 'widow's mite' as an example of sacrifice. The story goes as follows: There was once a man who walked into a religious temple with a large charitable donation. After he gave his offering, an elderly widow walked up to the.

4 April/Posted by aaronplaat

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Mother’s love

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I remember a line from the movie The Bucket List, a tale about two men with terminal cancer, which made me pause. One of the wishes of the dying men was to “see something majestic” before he died. In my adult years, I bore witness to many ‘majestic’ sights; rolling.

26 March/Posted by aaronplaat

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Wounds to fly

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Robert Bly tells the medieval story of a boy who would become king, in his masterpiece Iron John: A Book about Men. The tale speaks often about a wound the boy received, likening it to the wounds given to us by our parents as young children. For some, our parents.

21 March/Posted by aaronplaat

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