Most of the people reading this already know who I am. I’m Dan. I’m a man, a father, a husband, and a pharmacist – although not always in that order. I’m also an introvert and a thinker, but don’t confuse that with always being somber or moody (although at times I can be.) I’m always looking for new experiences and information – I thrive on it. I’ve been blogging since 2003 and although blogging IS so 2003, I still stubbornly stick to it. I blogged for almost 8 years on Blogger, but finally made the jump to WordPress after a few years of hemming and hawing. So far, despite the fact that I have to go back and reformat every single picture in every single post (and not all my videos survived the conversion), I’m pleased with the results.
I sometimes get political, although I try not to be offensive. I love cheesy pop music and you’ll find that’s probably the subject of many many posts here. I love how songs help soundtrack our lives and love hearing and telling stories of people’s lives with music as the background as well as the way in to the story. I’m a product of the pop culture and, for better or for worse, I am what I am. My life is not an open book, but I do tell stories here that I might not ever tell to someone in real life. Being able to take the time to formulate my words takes the pressure off and makes it easier for me to tell the story.
I’m fascinated by men’s issues and masculinity and that which men have to offer each other. I think we’ve done ourselves a huge disservice by closing ourselves off to each other in some vain attempt to self-protect. The truth is, we’re never safe and we might as well have each other to help us out along the way.
I love to know that what I’m writing is being read but also will not beg for comments. If you like what you see, let me know. If you don’t and can tell me politely, feel free to do so. If you can’t be constructive, don’t waste your time on me.
Here’s to more blogging. I know that FB and Twitter are much easier, but you can’t get to the meat of an issue in 140 characters.