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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...

Memoirs of a Bullied Kid

I don't recall 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.

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 12 things.

Who I Will ALWAYS Respect and Who I Will NEVER Respect…

It's a silly notion to think everyone should be respected, isn't it? Let me tell you, when it comes to "truth," who I will always respect and who I will never respect...

A Response to a Handful of Mormons who Got So Panty-Twisted

This is my response to the Mormons who read my post about dating Mormon girls and could not laugh about any of it. I tried not to reply, but, urgh... I had to.

Bigotry, Intolerance, and “Morality”

This is a topic I've wanted to talk about for a while: bigotry, intolerance, and the concept of "morality." And how those things are so friggin' connected.

My Old Friend, The Disease Called “Perfection”

I have been struggling, friends. Really struggling. At the root of it all is my old friend, the disease called "Perfection." Today I really need to be real.

Parents. If You Are Smart Enough…

A huge problem of laziness and entitlement exists with Millennials and it can be discouraging for parents. But only for those who look at it *completely* wrong!

2015 – The Year We Need to Take Dating Back

It has happened so suddenly and so sneakily. The dating game has become close to impossible. We are lonely and getting more lonely. But there's an easy fix...

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.

An Open Letter to Walmart and Those Involved with This Story

The following story is true. It happened last Friday. Black Friday. And I am really disappointed in Walmart and others for their complete lack of humanity...

My 10 Step Plan to Be Awesome Again

Somehow I all but stopped being the way more awesome version of me that I usually am... Time to take matters into my own hands.

Humaning is Hard

I’m Dan Pearce. I don’t need help. I am solid. I have my life under control. I am with it. I am good enough. I am awesome. Or so I thought...

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.

The Reason We’re Getting Fatter is Not What We All Think

I don't think it's the rise in fast food chains, or the move to sedentary jobs. I think it is something else altogether, and I think the answer is simple...

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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Noah and I have been anxiously counting down to last night. We sat together (nearly two months ago) and chose Halloween costumes from an online store....

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Stuck Beside a Crying Woman

I wrote this after finding myself stuck on the freeway next to a woman who was uncontrollably sobbing in the next car over... About what, I'll never know...

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