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Vincent’s Commonplace Book
These are my loose sheets, heartfelt stories, and field notes, exploring what it means to be alive.

What Erasmus of Rotterdam and Martin Luther’s intertwined tale can teach us about our own, modern perspectives.

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Favorite Books Series

Fictional thoughts from Leonardo da Vinci, the quintessential student of life

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Favorite Books Series

Reading about life in Tokyo’s metropolitan outskirts had me reminiscing on my own experience there.

Koenji, Tokyo, where much of the book takes place. By Vincent Van Patten (author)


A feeling you remember is part of you forever.

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Favorite Books Series

Getting lost in a world like this helps me better understand my own

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You ruined my chances of being a professional gamer

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Love at First Sight


Reflecting on my life and all that makes me who I am

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Keep a commonplace book to observe and take notes, a practice mastered by the Renaissance thinker, Leonardo da Vinci.

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Make every day a new experience you can be proud of

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Will I regret trying to make it both?

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Vincent’s Commonplace Book

These are my loose sheets, heartfelt stories, and field notes, exploring what it means to be alive.

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