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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. 

Sandy

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As I've gotten older, I've come to realize that every moment can be full of meaningful intersections that make you stop and reflect on the beauty life has to offer. Sometimes, in the strangest of places you experience a priceless moment. This morning was one of those times. Today, I.

25 February/Posted by aaronplaat

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Memories

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The last ten years have felt akin to living many lives. The decade brought a mixture of places, faces, times, and memories. In each of the cities I've stayed, I've been fortunate enough to meet a beautiful tribe of people that quickly etches their way into my heart. I found.

22 February/Posted by aaronplaat

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A mother’s love

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“A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path." In December, I had the opportunity to chat with a coworker about the experience she has had.

12 February/Posted by aaronplaat

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You are exactly where you need to be…

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Several years ago, I sat in a comfortable armchair in the living room of one of my best friends in Dallas, TX. The room was designed elegantly, with meditative music playing in the background as a colorful accent light rotated bright colors over the walls. My friend, Dave, a man.

6 February/Posted by aaronplaat

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A new day

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Exactly one year ago, I sat in the lobby of a hostel in Montevideo, Uruguay. The internet speed was mediocre, at best. And the hot air sat stale without movement. I was nearing the end of a monthlong offshore with Expensify and enjoyed the solitude I found behind a desk..

30 January/Posted by aaronplaat

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More than enough

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It’s been nearly a decade since I purchased a copy of Dr. Seuss’s Oh, The Places You’ll Go! I opened the (used) copy of the book to see a handwritten letter on the inside of the book cover; written from one friend, to another, who was pursuing their dreams of becoming a.

18 January/Posted by aaronplaat

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Go North, young man

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As a young man, I remember reading from The Empty Hourglass, the book written by my Opa to chronicle his life. While his adventures make mine look quite tame in comparison (I've never been shot down (twice) or encountered cannibals) I've found a source of inspiration in his words and lust for.

20 December/Posted by aaronplaat

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the appointment

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When I was a very young child, I remember going to the local recreation center to be vaccinated. Those times were some of the most frightening experiences I can remember as a child. It was the dread of knowing why you were there, followed by a seemingly-endless waiting period to hear your name.

14 November/Posted by aaronplaat

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Touch your toes

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"Aaron, if you can touch your toes, I'll get you a pony." A ten year-old me remembers hearing the words from my father, who offered this goal in hopes that I would be to become flexible enough to touch my toes. Stiff-legged me took Dad up on the challenge and.

31 October/Posted by aaronplaat

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yokes and valleys

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There's a saying in the bible about being 'yoked equally' with others. Earlier in the afternoon, I was thinking about this verse and had a few thoughts to share. A yoke is used to connect two animals in order to pull a cart. If the animals aren't similar in statue.

26 October/Posted by aaronplaat

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