Dan Pearce

I generally receive more than 200 emails every day. I try to keep up with them. It’s not too difficult. About 150 of those are from people trying to get free exposure for nothing in return (can I blame them for trying?), so that leaves me only about 50 real emails to sort through each day. Which is doable.

Until, that is, life happens, and I get behind by a few days. And then a few more. And suddenly those 50 emails turn into 500 emails. And suddenly those 500 emails turn into 2000 emails. And suddenly the thought of trying to pry open a wild rhino’s mouth sounds more fun than trying to get on top of the mound of messages awaiting.

Still, with machete in hand, I venture in. I cut through the digital foliage with the might of a warrior and the speed of a ninja. And, as always, I am amazed at the incredible variety (for lack of a better term) that my inbox is.

Last week I got to that point. The point where I had to devote a couple of days entirely to answering people’s emails. Ten hours in, I was almost half way done. And then I got to these five emails, all of which came in literally a two hour span. And since I got to enjoy them, you get to enjoy them, because I didn’t get any blog posts written those days. Oh, and I cut off some of the beginnings and endings where unnecessary fluff existed.


Hi Dan! I have been fighting sending this email forever, it is very hard to explain to someone something that is coming from up higher not knowing if they will accept it or not. I hope you have the right spirit as you read this so you can feel what I have without question felt.

I don’t really follow your journey often, but I have friends who do, and I have read some of your things, and every time I read them, a spirit fills me strongly and tells me to make a connection with you that will one day become the love that you and I both have desired for so long.

I have fought this for so long, but that same spirit tells me that you will read this and just know that it is true. If you don’t, then perhaps you aren’t tuned into the same spirit I am and it is for the better that you don’t reply.

I know this sounds strange, but if you will just trust me and agree to meet, the rest will fall into place so quickly and so amazingly that you will not doubt it. All I ask is for you to trust me enough for that. What do you say?

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Dan Pearce is an American born writer, photographer, and artist. His books include "The All-Important, Well-Fed, Giant White Man" and "The Real Dad Rules." He is best known for his blog (and supporting Facebook page) "Single Dad Laughing," with 2 million followers as of 2018.