Dan Pearce Author of &quote;Dan Pearce Was Here"

Important note: In September 2019, I officially retired the "Single Dad Laughing" blog and name. I am now blogging at my new Dan Pearce Was Here blog.


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Dan Pearce

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.

Goodbye Single Dad Laughing: #30DayLifeLaunch (Day 14 through Forever)

This will be the very last blog post I ever write for Single Dad Laughing. Thank you all for the last ten years of amazing times together.

Shoveling Away All the Bullshit – #30DayLifeLaunch (Day 11)

I've learned that.... Hm. Weird. It does not matter how much excitement I have or how much effort I give to launching my life into the right direction if there is still all sorts of bullshit cluttering the ins and outs of my daily thinking.

The 40 Nerdiest Jokes Only Nerds Will Get

Over on Facebook, I simply posted, "tell me the nerdiest joke you know." I had a feeling you might deliver, and I was right. Thank you for speaking my nerd language. These are 40 of my favorites...

Ummm… Nice Try Derailing This – #30DayLifeLaunch (Day 4)

Well... Sigh. On what was supposed to be day four of this #30DayLifeLaunch challenge, the universe tested and derailed me. Big time. And this is what I have to say to the universe...

Blood, Sweat, and Beer – #30DayLifeLaunch – Day 3

Day 3 of the challenge wasn't about diets. It wasn't about getting my workouts going. It wasn't about good sleep. It wasn't about doing the things I love doing but haven't been. It was about... Mental liberation.

Not How I Expected to Start This Challenge – #30DayLifeLaunch – Day 2

After yesterday's journaling, I sat down and made a serious to-do list for day 2. I was going to do so many things but spent the day in a way I never expected I'd be spending it.

The Blatant Truth of What Needs to Change: #30DayLifeLaunch – Day 1

I took some time to really dive into what's missing in my life to be truly happy. My challenge for day one is to be blatantly honest with myself and with all of you about my lists so that I can jump in head first tomorrow.

Bleh. It’s Time. Who Wants to Join Me for a #30DayLifeLaunch?

Bleh. I have had a hell of a last many months. So far 2019 can suck a big fat goose egg. Which is why I'm gonna end my year awesome. I hereby invite you to join me for a 30 day life launch challenge!

Junior Bleeping High?!

Today some absolute life BLEEP went down in the form of... junior high.

An Ode to Summer (Finally) Ending

As I lay here hiding in my bedroom, rocking to and fro, trying not to go absolutely nuts, I ended up writing this poem about summer and what it's like to be a parent by the end of this glorious season!

Date me. Or me. Or me. Or maybe ME?

Ahem. I shall now demonstrate why dating apps scare the bejeebers out of me in this day and age with all the apps we have readily available to us to help boost our dateability.

Old People Say the Darnedest Things

old people say the darnedest things
Let's be honest, here. Old people can get away with saying just about whatever they want. And we applaud them for it. These are some of the funniest things ever said by old people.

My Dentist Trip: According to “Talk to Text”

I couldn't get a coherent blog post written after a quick trip to the dentist took a turn for the worst. So instead, I'm gonna tell you about it with "talk to text" while hopped up on pain meds...

For All My Trolls…

It's been a while since I wrote something special for my trolls. There have been plenty since I came back to blogging. Well, trolls, this one is for you...

Anyone Who Calls Me “Bud” Can’t Be Trusted

salesperson who calls me bud can't be trusted
I went car shopping and listened to a 23-year-old salesperson call me "Bud" again and again until I had finally had enough...

My Trick to Stop Any Shit Talker Dead In His Verbal Tracks

Whether someone is talking shit to be funny or to try and hurt me, I have a little trick that works every single time to shut them up and stop them dead in their tracks...

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It Just Doesn’t Clique

How. How do I finally get into that dang clique? Oh, wait... Is it possible that what we all think are cliques are something else altogether?

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I Feel Like I Need to Explain Myself…

Last weekend I got an email, demanding answers to some things I'd rather not discuss with everyone, but after careful consideration, I think I do need to explain...

Dizzy and Deflated