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Weird Boobs and Little Wieners

When it comes to our most sensitive body parts, something in our society (and how we see ourselves) has drastically changed, and I think we have forgotten these few basic, beautiful, and unchangeable truths about them...

My Crazy Mountaintop Rescue

The following posts were part of a six-post series about the time I almost died on a mountaintop.

You Just Broke Your Child. Congratulations.

I feel a need to write this after what I witnessed a father do at Costco yesterday... Parents. And especially some of you dads. Stop breaking your children. Please.

The Most Embarrassing Things Ever Blurted Out By Kids

I asked 175,000 people, "What is the most embarrassing thing your child has ever blurted out to others?" These were my favorite responses...

The disease called “Perfection”

As a warning, the following post was written in complete desperation. I have recently learned some very sobering truths from people that I love dearly. These truths have set in motion a quest...

The OTHER 15 Ways I Blew My Marriage

Part II: I've had two failed marriages now which means I'm not the one you should come to for marriage advice. But "don't blow it" advice? I've got plenty.

20 Ways to Tell When Someone is Acting Out of Insecurity

We all have insecurities. But sometimes people "act out" of insecurity, and it can be destructive and difficult to recognize. So, I've made a list of the things insecure people do when they "act out."

A Letter to Men: The Lesson of the Saggy Burrito in My Pants

Very few men get to experience what it's like for a woman when it comes to "that time of the month." I unfortunately did, and I learned things I never expected.

How much did YOUR kid cost?

Somebody had the nerve to ask me right in front of my son, "how much did he cost?" So, please listen up. When adoption is involved... never say these 11 things.

I’m Christian, unless you’re gay.

This is possibly the most difficult post I've ever written. But some strong words need to be said today today. "God hates fags." We've all heard it. But...

217 Wrong Numbers

I sent the same text to 217 random cell phone numbers. Some replies made me smile. Some made me laugh. Some made me sad. For some, there just weren't words.

Memoirs of a Bullied Kid

I don't recall any serious heartache or sadness during my first 10 years of life. But in 5th grade, all that changed. This was my story and my thoughts on bullying.

20 Things That Ain’t None of Your Business

After asking a friend to leave my house for being rude and over-obsessed with the going-ons in other people's lives, I sat down and wrote this list.

A Friend No Longer Worth Knowing

I have this friend. Well, *had* this friend. A close friend. And it's time I say goodbye to this man who has done nothing but hold me back and bring me down...

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Tiny Fist in the Wind

I wrote this for a close friend. It was about becoming trapped in a bad decision for life, and the strength and battle it takes to get out of it.

I’m Not Single Dad Laughing

It's definitely time people realize that the person who has been writing Single Dad Laughing isn't actually Single Dad Laughing...

Noah’s Stepdad, a Dad Indeed.

When Noah was rushed to the emergency room a couple weeks ago, I was faced with an interesting dynamic. Do I actually look at Noah's stepdad as a dad to Noah?

I Went Out to Find a Friend

Based on a True Story of self-pity, depression, despair, and the moment when the universe wouldn't let me be a cranky turd anymore. Plus, stick figures are fun.

12 Facts That Will Challenge Your Perception of EVERYTHING

These facts were some of the most insane facts I have ever shared. They changed my perception of life and people so much that I have to share them on SDL today.

The Fart That DID Alter My Destiny

I was on a first date with my dream girl when things started spiraling out of control. In the end, I found myself stuck between a serious rock and a hard place with a BIG decision to make...

The Body in My Dumpster

My heart is still pounding out of control. I just went to take a bag of trash outside, and I found a body in my dumpster.

Sorry, You Missed Your Chance.

I bumped into an old friend from my earlier years, and she said to me, “I should have fallen for you in high school!” Yeah right. Sorry. You missed your chance.

Coming Out of Anesthesia: Crazy Tales from the Recovery Room

I'm 12-97% sure these things really happened as I was waking from anesthesia after surgery. Oh, and if stories involving erections offend you, don't read this...

Let’s Just Get Naked

In my second marriage, we both really struggled feeling like our bodies weren't good enough for each other. And so, our therapist gave us a homework assignment I've never forgotten...

What Others Think of You is None of Your Business

Oh man, is it ever tempting to dig and prod and poke for the "truth" when we find out somebody else has a negative opinion about us. I'm telling you now. It won't end well.

Noah. An Adoption Tale.

Many of you may not know that Noah is adopted. This is the {amazing} story of how that happened and my feelings toward my son.

Death by Pilates

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"Yay! I love when guys come to class!" our Pilates instructor said. "It's a great place to meet girls!" she said. Yeah right.

Should you get divorced?

Today's post is one that attempts to answer a question many people ask me. Feel free to read it, though it won't hurt my feelings if you skip it and come back tomorrow. Believe me. I know how touchy a subject it is.

The Moving Target of Morality

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My entire life the concept of morality has fascinated me. But lately, as I watch so many people I love hurt by other people's ideas of morality, I can only question it more than ever.

Why I Don’t Hunt Ever Since I Brought Down a Beautiful Bear

The big hunt came and we packed into camp via a 4-hour horse ride deep into the forest. The guides had been setting bait out all season, and would hopefully lure the bears to us...

Welcome to the New & Ridiculous Rules of Dating

Dating in this day and age is SO different than it used to be and sometimes it seems like we're all working together to make it impossible. These are the new and ridiculous rules of dating since smart phones and the internet changed it all...

Guilting Me Into an Inauthentic Life

After receiving a reprimanding email from a family member for living my own beliefs, I just needed to have a good rant.

My Big, Fat, Bald-Faced Lie

Single Dad Laughing - Dan Pearce - Lying Truth
I consider myself a very honest person. And by very honest, I mean mostly honest. But I told a big, fat lie recently and got busted for it by my kid's mom...

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Soooo…. Yeah. I Admittedly Gave Up the Fight.

After journaling in my last blog and finding all the motivation I needed to keep fighting the good fight and not give up, I did... Nothing. And it would take shaking up my entire life to get it going once more.

2018: Is It Finally Time For Me To Give-Up the Fight?

I had no intention of sharing this journal entry that I wrote going into 2018, where I asked myself if it was finally time to give up the fight... But after I finished, I kind of felt like I should.

97 Pictures That Prove I’m Not *Exactly* Who You Think I Am

I promised all of you that if you'd share your most embarrassing photos, I would too. Turns out there were way more in my collection than I expected...

Christmas. Single. Again. And *Barely* a Turd At All…

It's been eight years in a row that I haven't been in a relationship at Christmas, and I honestly have no idea why at this point. What I do know is that most people do not understand loneliness and what it actually is...

To Lose A Dog & Gain Another

Our family just got a little bit smaller and a whole lot bigger...

Hey! That’s MY Beanie!

You may have noticed that I'm pretty much *always* wearing a beanie. Well, there's actually a very good reason for that...

*Finally* Waking-Up

We all get to wake-up at certain times in our lives, for better or for worse, and realize just how lost or found we really are. These were two of my such (very contrasted) awakenings.

``Wrong Numbers``

242 ALL-NEW “Wrong Numbers”

Text Sent to Wrong Numbers
I randomly texted 242 strangers (again) with a simple question. "What is the absolute best thing you hope will happen in 2017?" Their replies were amazing.

155 All-New “Wrong Numbers”

Once again, I randomly texted strangers with a simple question. "What’s the #1 most awesome thing that makes you so awesomely… you?" Their replies were amazing.

10 All-New Wrong Numbers (Part 2 of the New Year Texts)

To start off the year, I randomly texted strangers with a simple question. What's going to make this the best year ever? Their replies show humaning at its best.

13 All-New Wrong Numbers

To start off the year, I randomly texted strangers with a simple question. What's going to make this the best year ever? Their replies show humaning at its best.

The Hard Side I Don’t Show You from the Wrong Numbers Posts

The truth. "Wrong Numbers" (where I send positive texts to random numbers) has its hard side and its dark side. This is what actually happens when I send those.

304 MORE Wrong Numbers – HOLIDAY EDITION!

ALL NEW HOLIDAY EDITION! I sent the same text to 304 random numbers with the request to share a secret thought about Christmas. The replies. Wow. I love people.

246 MORE Wrong Numbers

ALL NEW! I sent the same text to 246 random numbers, this time with a simple statement. "Isn't life just... THE BEST?!" The replies. Wow... I love people.

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This is the Truth Box – Week 40

This is the Truth Box
Remember. We're all fighting our own great battles. These are the secrets you've never told anyone. And what everyone else believes is the truth. All new.

Kids Say Some Pretty Dang Profound Things Sometimes

Kids Say Some Pretty Dang Profound Things Sometimes
I asked my followers "What is the most profound thing you've ever heard a child say?" These were my favorite 16 responses. Kids can definitely be profound!

30 All-New WEIRD Confessions

Weird Confessions
These are 30 *ALL-NEW* overly weird confessions made by everyday people with an anonymous place to tell something they do when they're all alone.

Pulled from the Truth Box – Week 39

Pulled from the Truth Box
Remember. We're all fighting our own great battles. These are the secrets you've never told anyone. And what everyone else believes is the truth. All new.

Pulled from the Truth Box – Week 38

Pulled from the Truth Box
Remember. We're all fighting our own great battles. These are the secrets you've never told anyone. And what everyone else believes is the truth. All new.

Pulled from the Truth Box – Week 37

Pulled from the Truth Box
Remember. We're all fighting our own great battles. These are more of the secrets you've never told anyone. And what everyone else believes is the truth.

Humor

The Butt of a Thousand Different Jokes

Wanna know how to immediately be the butt of a thousand different butt jokes? I guess just blog about having a hurt butt. These gems were among the many.

How Much Wood Could Chucky & Woody the Woodchucks Chuck?

Woody and Chucky the Woodchucks
Whew. It took me three full days to write and memorize this whole thing, and then only about 80 or so takes to get it (close to) flawless. So now the questions is... Can you keep up?

When Karma Made Me Pay $51 to My Kid For Trying to Dupe Him

This is the story of how I just tried to dupe my kid in the name of teaching him a valuable lesson, and instead karma got me good. Karma got me $51 good...

My 24 Favorite Tinder Screenshots From My 3 Years on Tinder

I've been saving my favorite Tinder screenshots for 3 years now, and I think it's time I start sharing some of the hilarious and awesome ones with all of you.

Parenting

Tiggity Backs and Pup Cakes

My kiddo is in that stage of life where he mis-learns and mis-says the names of lots of things. For example, tiggity backs and pup cakes. Hahaha. I love this stage of his life.

It Seems the World’s Been Waiting for the Bed My Dad Invented

It's surreal to watch your own dad chase his dream for decades, lose almost everything repeatedly, and finally achieve insane success. His Purple mattress is taking the world by storm, and I couldn't be prouder.

An Overly Nerve-Wracking Let-My-Kid-Grow-Up Moment

It's not easy letting my kid go do grown-up things.
My child is at the age where I *have* to start letting him grow up and do things that scare me as a parent. Today was one of the most nerve-wracking yet...

Beware the Wrath of This Dad

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I was at the park playing catch with my son when four masked teenagers suddenly appeared, all carrying guns. They learned quick that you don't terrorize my kid.

Dating

And THAT is why we don’t staple our fingers…

Wendy and I were both being uber cranky with each other and I felt a need to make her laugh so that we could move past it. Now, I'm 31-years old. I'm not an idiot most of the time. I am rational. I don't do stupid things (most of the time). But for some reason I had this thought that pretending to staple my finger would make Wendy laugh...

I Met Someone…

You know how when you meet someone really special, you just know that they’re going to be around for a while? Well, I kind of just know that Brandy Girl is gonna be around for a while.

The Harsh & Hurtful Reality of Being Bisexual

I'm a man. I've recently fallen in love with a really beautiful woman. I'm bisexual. And this is my harsh and hurtful reality that goes along with that.

A Letter to You. The One Who Stole Her Away for Good.

I really liked her, you know. That girl. Why did you have to steal her away from me? Sigh. This is a letter I wrote to the jerk who kept showing up on the first few dates with this amazing girl...