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"If I had more time, I would have written less."

I first started writing on the internet when I was 12 years-old, and quickly became an avid member of the now-extinct Xanga community.


Ever since I can remember, I’ve dreamed of writing a book. In 2021, I did it; publishing “Dear Atlas: It’s me; your Dad.” which is now available on Amazon.com for purchase. ​

Aaron Plaat Blog

My words.
my mind.
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It seems like a long time ago – as well as yesterday morning – that I was getting my home ready for Atlas and making a small pile of gifts for him to discover

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A few years ago, I learned an important lesson about emotion; some days feel better than others, while other days feel worse – for no apparent reason. Some days, I wake up and feel

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I have an admittedly love-hate relationship with the author Donald Miller. On one hand, I love him because he was one of the key sources of inspiration for my own writing/published books. On the

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One of the very last things written by Leonardo Da Vinci was a small, handwritten note which read: “We should not desire the impossible.” Da Vinci was left-handed, and he wrote backwards, from

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If you’re familiar with the ‘spiritual’ community, you’ve probably heard the phrase “Release things that no longer serve you.” If you’re somebody that finds a sense of purpose in serving others, this phrase might


There’s a saying in the Bible that says “Make the most of your time, for the days are evil.” I’ve been thinking about this verse a lot, lately. When I think about time, I

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Earlier this week, I sat down with Atlas at a local donut shop and had a ‘Dad date’ with him, over a cup of coffee and two donuts. He chowed down on an Elmo

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One of the things I’ve learned this year is that it’s possible to live the life you’ve dreamed of – with a big, huge asterisk next to ‘possible’. Perspective counts for an awful lot

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Earlier this afternoon, I chatted with my older brother about a heavy topic; politics. He went on a very long rant about his perspective of the world, our government, other governments, capitalism and even


Well, I did it. I published another book. Priceless: Life is a Masterpiece, is now available as a hardcover book on Amazon. There’s an interesting back-story to this book, which is composed of stories

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