Daniel Miller @dealingwith


Daniel Miller last shared their writing "I see"
He smiled and lit a cigar.

"We're just here to ask you a few questions.”

"I'll answer anything you want, but can I ask one thing first?"


“Why not?”

“Because we do the question-asking around here.”

"I see."

"Now, can you tell us what you were doing on the night of November 17th?"

"I was at home,...
Daniel's Pantry
🍵 11 Teas
🍫 9 Chocolate Bars
🍍 17 Pineapples
🍓 11 Strawberries
🧇 9 Waffles
🥟 14 Dumplings
🥚 9 Eggs
🍣 11 Sushis
🥓 10 Bacons
🍪 10 Cookies
🥃 9 Whiskeys
🥩 10 Steaks
🍊 11 Tangerines
🍺 7 Beers
☕️ 4 Coffees


I like my GP doctor. For some reason, I imagine her husband as a high-school math teacher. Maybe at a private school. Or an accountant.

Traffic in Dallas has become absurd. It feels like everyone is really not in a hurry or in an extreme hurry. I imagine each of...
2022-05-14 18:39:47

The Passion, 2001

It was a strange time, 2001. It was even stranger in the city. Nowhere else could you find such a diversity of things and people smashed into such a small geographic location. The variety of smells, sights, tastes, and feelings made for a strange integration unlike any other experience available...
2022-05-12 12:35:36

Opportunistic Bullshit Economy

Jenny woke up with something new (to her) on the brain. She swung her legs gingerly out from under the duvet and spread her toes on the hardwoods. With a brief detour to press the coffeemaker’s “on” button, she settled at the computer. The Idea Copyright Database website was in...
2022-05-11 11:31:04

My current task management system

I have two relatively distinct task management workflows for personal vs work.


Capture all tasks into a single Notion database, which has multiple views, although the view I use 90% of the time is a kanban board view. Some tasks are actually projects, where the database page contains inline...
2022-05-11 03:46:44

A day at a time

One day at a time, with his grace, until there are no more.

One day at a time I get. It's the sober person's mantra. It describes our way of life. It is an extremely practical way to resist the temptation of substance abuse while shifting the time perspective from...
2022-05-10 03:13:55

The Hospital, Part 2

A normal hemoglobin range is 13.5-18 g/dL. Upon arriving at the hospital mine was 10.3. It quickly fell to 8.1. Then 7.3. Then 6.2.

The number at which a blood transfusion is administered is 7.0. I got my first bag of blood Thursday night, just a little under 24 hours after...
2022-05-08 15:15:40

The Hospital, Part 1

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022.

"They really undersold this 'There might be some blood in your stool' business," I thought to myself as I looked down at the red substance in the toilet bowl.

Then it happened again later that afternoon.

Then, I was awakened at 2 am by an urgent need to go....
2022-05-08 03:37:35

Fiction Tennis, Volley 17 as reply to Fiction Tennis, Volley 16

She wondered if he thought about her even once after that night. Probably not, she assumed. They'd met at the bar, as both of them often met strangers at the bar. She didn't recognize him as a regular there, but that wasn't surprising -- the bar had a lot of...
2022-04-26 01:08:57

Fiction Tennis, Volley 15 as reply to Fiction Tennis, Volley 14

To say Mrs. Dempsey was stereotypically beautiful would be an understatement. She was stunning. Even Norah, who considered herself self-confident and was rarely ruffled by other women, found her intimidating. The sounds of Greg and Mr. Dempsey laughing carried down the hall from Greg's office into the lobby, and Mrs....
2022-04-12 15:47:43

Fiction Tennis, Volley 13 as reply to Fiction Tennis, Volley 12

Norah, their resident client services genius, was not only beautiful and smart but could turn any customer crisis into a calm oasis.

"I heard all of that," Norah said as she entered.

"Just the usual," Howard said, trying to play it off. He was embarrassed that she had heard his minor freak-out....
2022-04-10 12:37:56