Dan Pearce

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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 2 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!

The Fish Tank Incident

Confession. I did something terrible, and instead of owning it, I decided to keep it a secret. But, as they always seem to do, eventually that secret came to light...

Once Upon a Time, I Was The Best Damn Tuba Player

Here's something you didn't know about me. Once upon a time, I was a really damn good tuba player. The best, even. But I threw it all away because... Teenagering is tough.

An Awesomely Pointless List of My Random Thoughts

Ever since my kid has been big enough to tie quintuple-knots in my shoelaces, I’ve kept a list of my casual observations of life and the people in it. This is the first half of that list.

Burning Down My Parents’ Basement – Well, Almost

It was me. I was responsible for burning down my parents' basement. Well, almost. This is the story, and what I learned about parenting from it...

My Broken Wrist and My Mom’s Huge Regret

This is the story of the time I had my wrist broken, how my mom made one big mistake, and how that has caused her a life of (what I consider) silly regret about it.

My Ass. Stuck. To a Log in the Woods.

I once got my bare ass stuck to a log in the woods. Literally. I couldn't pry myself off. And I learned some things from that experience...

The Unfortunate Nipple Incident

This is the very unfortunate story of the time I accidentally got my nipple ripped off at Scout camp, how it made me a celebrity, and what I learned from all of it.

Sweat, Blood, and Smears

You all shared your most embarrassing stories. This is one of mine... The time they organized a giant search party for me after I pooped my pants on a Boy Scout hike.

I Don’t Care How Much You Love Your Dog…

I’m telling you right now, I don’t care how much you love your dog, there are some things you don't want right in your face. Ever. Or maybe you do, weirdo.

“Lick It” My Bullies Then. My Bullies Now.

This is one account from my hundreds of experiences being severely bullied. And also how I happened upon my bullies so many years later, when we were all adults.

The Two-Mile Walk of Shame

This. *This* is an example one of the something that can really mess-up your kid. It certainly messed me up. But I also learned some very valuable lessons.

I Would Never Do That

We’re going to talk about this whether it’s awkward or not...

Awkward First Love

Once upon a time, I fell in love for the very first time. This girl was something else. But... I had a bit of a giant problem that messed it all up.

“Don’t Do This. It’s Bad.”

This is the story of the time my dad gave me and my brother our first "sex talk," and how we learned something *very* different than he was trying to tell us...

Escaping Death

I almost died as a child. It happened before my memories started, and the stories were told so often they became real. But that doesn't do me much good when it comes to learning lessons, does it...

Working On My NOT To-Do List This Week

Working on my Not to Do List This Week
When I get into a lull or a rut, and when nothing on my to-do lists is getting done, there is one tool I use that works wonders. I call it my "NOT to-do" list.

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Not That I Believe in Angels

Once each year was all I ever got to watch you. From the day you were born until the very end, I did my best to be something I never actually knew how to be. I hope you knew that...

This Dad, That Dad

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Why “Eternity” is Such a Dangerous Thought

We all want a happily ever after. We want to know what eternity looks like. But this is why that was really hurting me, and the irony I learned about it.

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