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This weekend, I had the opportunity to see my younger brother, Mark, march triumphantly into manhood. There are many others who accidentally fall into it, or slowly understand what it means, over time, thus becoming more of a man with each growing day. However, it was incredible to watch as Mark rose to the challenge […]

Driving around, I noticed we live in a wonderful place. The United States of America is utterĀ opulence compared to many of the other nations of the world. For the first time in quite awhile, I felt a tinge of embarrassment. Embarrassment that this wonderful place I am blessed to call “home” has fallen to the […]

Note from Aaron: This was a bit of a breather from the usual blog posting. It came to mind after thinking about the “Ode to Nice Guys” and general critical thinking against the overly-charismatic-christian movement of “nice guy syndrome”. Critical? Absolutely. Entertaining? You be the judge! -AP Nice Guys Finish Last Recently, I read an […]

“Our deepest fear is is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” Repeat infinitely. This quote has been hammering through my mind at a reckless pace, as I’ve recently been discovering the truth behind the statement. It is true. It is truth. It is the truth. It’s […]

What we want is different than what we need. Unless we are dying, we always have what we need. Unless we are dead, we have always gotten what we need. Air, water, food. That is all. Given the right climate, we do not even need clothing or shelter. Circumstances complicate the necessities. Friend, what do […]

Recently, I have been discovering many new things, places, experiences, and people. Rather than feel as if I am somehow coming closer to knowing more, I am forced to acknowledge just how little it is that I do know. Thinking of a quote, which detailed the infinite nature of the universe and its relation to […]

“I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” What the world needs is not more followers, or people who have chosen to surrender their soul/mind to collective groupthink. Groupthink — the idea that your […]

Sometimes we need a little reminder that we are stepping out of line. Other times, we dont’ want to face the reality of this, so we hide to ‘protect’ ourselves from facing the truth. Today was a day like this for me, as i was forced to come to terms that I could use a […]

There you have it. I just finished my last final and am set to graduate, this Sunday, from The Ohio State University. This chapter of my life is finally coming to a close. And I must say, it is a good feeling to finally be done. There is an element of me that has fear […]

“Plaat! Wake up.” Several years ago, I wrote an essay titled “Wake Up” which chronicled the details of my fraternity experience, seen through the eyes of a young man who was desperately searching in all the wrong places for truth, love, and identity. As a profanity-laced essay navigated through the experiences many can only wonder […]

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