Look at this image. But not too carefully yet.

Isn’t it beautiful? Click on it to see it much larger.


A beautiful high-mountain town overlooking a snowy lake perhaps? Maybe you see a pretty winter haze covering a beautiful wooded valley.

Now look carefully.

That beautiful view is actually a valley of one million people hidden by smog. Buried by it. Covered in it.

Yes, this is the Salt Lake City valley right now. I took this image from the pass that goes over the mountain this morning.

Down in the valley (where we live) it looks very much like it did when we were burning up in the wildfires this past summer… Like you’re walking through an endless cloud of smoke and haze.

It’s been here for over a month, caused by weather inversion. And it’s the reason why Utah is topping the charts for most sick people right now. It’s also the reason it’s so danged cold.

Will someone please send a nice huge wind through here to take it all away? We’d like to breathe again.

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

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Dan Pearce is an American-born author, app developer, photographer, and artist. This blog, Single Dad Laughing, is what he's most known for, with more than 1.4 million daily subscribers as of 2017. Pearce writes mostly humorous and introspective works, as well as his musings which span from fatherhood, to dating, to life, to the people and dynamics of society. Single Dad Laughing is much more than a blog. It's an incredible community of people just being real and awesome together!