July 27, 2010

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“Thousands of years ago, the first man discovered how to make fire. He was probably burned at the stake he had taught his brothers to light. He was considered an evildoer who had dealt with a demon mankind dreaded. But thereafter men had fire to keep them warm, to cook their food, to light their […]

“Of course the game is rigged. Don’t let that stop you–if you don’t play, you can’t win.” How nice it would be if we had something, anything, we could devote our entire lives to. Yes, yes, I know many of us would have the claim that our lives are being devoted towards people, goals, and […]

As always, there’s a lot on my mind. One of the things that I have struggled with for many years is the concept of surrendering my life to G-d; the complete and utter passing of the torn of all of my struggles, successes, wills, and desires to Him for the purpose of doing what He […]

“In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are its worst. In the name of the values that keep you alive, do not let your vision of man be distorted by the ugly, the cowardly, the mindless in those who have never achieved his title. Do not […]

“I love you. As the same value, as the same expression, with the same pride and the same meaning as I love my work, my mills, my Metal, my hours at a desk, at a furnace, in a laboratory, in an ore mine, as I love my ability to work, as I love the act […]

“Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in […]

“Just remember, the same as a spectacular Vogue magazine, remember that no matter how close you follow the jumps: Continued on page whatever. No matter how careful you are, there’s going to be the sense you missed something, the collapsed feeling under your skin that you didn’t experience it all. There’s that fallen heart feeling […]

“Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice” Happy Fathers Day. It’s days like today where I remember the wonderful examples and lessons that have been placed in my life through the memory of my father, Willem Lucas Plaat (5/31/57-7/29/07). Dad, thanks for everything you taught […]

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” In doing quite a bit of thinking, I’ve decided to elaborate on some thoughts that have been sliced, diced, and pureed between myself and my brother, Mark. Mark and I have had many discussions about the battle of life we […]

“A beautiful thing is never perfect.” Dear Friend, It’s been quite some time since I’ve written you. Hopefully all is going well with you in your life. I certainly hope so, anyway. You’ve been on my mind quite a bit these days. Well, that’s not quite putting it properly; you’ve been on my mind for […]

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