Narratives & Stories

Scrooge You!

I decided to write out a narrative a couple weeks ago as if the Ghost of Christmas Past had visited me. This is what came out. And it has been powerful for me.

I am a liar. Officially.

I... am... a liar. Officially. Today I lied to my son, and it wasn't just some little fib. I looked him in the eyes, and told him a bald... faced... lie.

All the Best Intentions. At Exactly the Wrong Time.

As you know, this week started with very real and incredible heartbreak for me. And I think it's pretty funny the completely wrong things people said during it.

Our Little Sky Lantern Fiasco

You know how sometimes things just get out of control in a hurry? Yeah. This moment in time brought to you by this dad's sheer stupidity...

“DADDY! DADDY! DADDY!”

Parenting. It's *scary* sometimes. As is evidenced by this terrifying moment with my child. In the pitch black woods. With pants down. And danger approaching...

A Legitimate Case of the Crazies

That moment. It happened. The one where I legitimately realize I am crazy. And no, this doesn't have an "oh, I'm not crazy after all" ending. Unfortunately...

The Weirdest Flight Probably EVER

Any singular part of that plane ride would have made it a craptastic plane ride. For sure. But collectively? Gosh... Worst and funniest plane ride EVER.

Defeating Defeated

In a state of defeat and discouragement for how Tough Mudder ended for me, this is what my girlfriend did to help me put things into major perspective...

Defeated

I don't know much of what happened at Tough Mudder after I finally just... lost it. My mind went. My body went. And I lost it. Here's the end of that story...

When Things Started Going Really Wrong

Things really started spiraling out of control after those first few miles. And I started making more mistakes which would put me in a dangerous situation...

This Was Not How It was Supposed to End

Hyperventilation, shock, dangerous electrolyte imbalance, and hypothermia. I flew to England expecting my next Tough Mudder to end SO much differently...

WTF was THAT?!

No, seriously. What the fadiddle was that? The most bizarre thing I've experienced in a very long time just happened to me...

A Knock Like That is *Never* Something Good

I’m still shaking off the willies and my heart is still pounding from this one...

The Panicked Sprint

Well. This happened. I finally just escaped from my garage after being trapped inside of it for two hours... butt ass naked.

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...

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