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For most of my 20’s, I was hell-bent on becoming successful. My then 20-something brain thought that being successful meant having a ton of money in the bank, and worked tirelessly to accomplish that goal. A lot of nights were spent sleepless; fueled by caffeine and a drive that likely came from a sense of […]

One of my favorite movies is Minority Report, featuring Tom Cruise. In the film, we watch as the main character fights an internal battle between performing his job, and fighting his internal demons; heartbreak, loss, pain and addiction. One scene that always stood out to me was the scene where Hanks is watching clips of […]

Last week, I got a phone call from a good friend of mine; Michael Jackson. The Michael Jackson, not the pedophile, mind you. Side note: It amazes me that our cancel culture is very quick to de-platform somebody who says “Women don’t have a penis” but yet we still hear Thriller playing on the radio…despite […]

Earlier this week, I was at a park with Atlas. As he played in the playground, I noticed a woman carrying an orange balloon while she walked up one of the paths. Early in the morning, it seemed like an unlikely time for somebody to be walking with a balloon, and I was curious to […]

If you’ve read my blog for a while – or spoken to me – you’ve likely heard me tell the story about the ice cream cone and the sundae, as first told to me by my Mom. It goes something like this: When my Mom was a child, she went to an ice cream parlor […]

“Make the most of your time – for the days are evil” Lately, there’s been a divisive topic filling the media, and it seems to command the attention of a lot of people in the world – especially those with relatives in the Middle East. Yesterday, there was another divisive topic filling the media, and […]

Earlier this year, I noticed something strange at a local mechanic shop in Lewisville. Normally, the shop has a sign in the front of the building that says “NEED AUTO TECH” in an effort to recruit new mechanics. However, when I walked past the sign as I was taking Atlas for a walk, I noticed […]

When I was a little boy, I remember watching The Chronicles of Narnia and being absolutely terrified of two of the characters in the film. To this day, I don’t even like to think about them, their names, appearance or even the sound of the theme song that played at the start of the first film, The Lion, […]

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Hi David, Me again. You seemed to be OK sending an email to millions of people – so, I figured it’d be nice to send one myself, as somebody who believes in democracy   Years ago, I remember standing in the BART station in the Embarcadero in San Francisco. In front of me, I […]

Note from Aaron:  If profanity offends you, then this probably isn’t a blog you should read. Or, it might be exactly the blog you need to read. In most cases, I like to use asterisks to block out vulgar words, but I feel like they need to be seen for what they are – vulgar – in […]

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