Tag: Year Two – Top “Thinker” Posts

Two Voices

I wrote this when I met someone new and amazing, while contemplating how things had gone from so good to so terrible in my marriage, so slowly yet so quickly.

Whose Life is it Anyway?

What if the answer isn't that you should find a way to be happy in the life you have? What if the answer is to take the very steps that everybody else thinks are stupid, weak, or wrong?

What Others Think of You is None of Your Business

Oh man, is it ever tempting to dig 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.

That’s Just Depressing

This is a post I remember starting but not writing. It was written in a valley of depression. And while it's not upbeat, I hope we can all talk about it today.

In Which I Respond to Josh Weed’s Club Unicorn Post

Josh (a gay man) rocked the boat when he shared about his marriage to a straight woman. But as challenging a post as it was, something just didn't sit right with me.

That Moment When…

That moment when you realize she doesn’t want you because the risk of you hurting her outweighs any good part of you...

Dating, Being Fat, and Being Honest

After really intense responses on my "Dating Website Misrepresentation" post, I figured a serious discussion about dating, honesty, and being fat couldn't hurt.

The Life You Exchange

Money. Things. Time. Which one are you going to fight for when it comes down to it and why is it the most important thing you'll ever do?

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.

Assume the Best and Doubt the Worst

I made this photo worse (and confessed it) to make the driver look like a schmuck, and also to see who would give him the benefit of the doubt. Why was that so hard for us all?

The Internal Battle on Both Sides of the Religious Fence

To be anti-anything doesn't solve much at all, does it. And that goes for those of us in religions, and those of us out of religions. There is a better way to believe.

Can Happy People Be Lonely Too?

In the comments of my last post, it was repeatedly said, "You will never be happy with someone until you are happy being alone.” But I don't think that's true.

Watching an Empty Pillow

I am loved by many. And I am loved by no one. I am known by so many, and yet no person really knows me at all. The proof is the empty pillow next to mine.

A Teen’s Brave Response to “I’m Christian, Unless You’re Gay”

After getting a homework assignment to write an essay about "I'm Christian, Unless You're Gay," one teen decided that enough was enough...

Not a Friend in the World

"Dan, I don't have a single real friend. Not one. Nobody." How to even respond has always escaped me. Until now.

How I Lost 25,000 Followers on My Blog

I lost 25,000 followers on my blog. How did it happen? What does it mean? And could it somehow be considered a good thing?

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Quite Possibly the Best First Email Ever Sent

I've been teaching my 8-year-old the computer basics, including email. The first uncoached message he ever sent was to me, and is probably the best thing ever.

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Epic People Watching – The Old Couple’s Make-Out Gauntlet

The old man must have been 85. At least. His wife, not far behind him in years. And I watched as they blocked an aisle of the grocery store and had a little fun every time someone passed.

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