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

Saturday Ride

I know it is going to be the longest ride I've done since last fall, before the surgery. I'm worried about my legs and my ability to absorb enough nutrients for over two hours on the bike. I wake up plenty early, have a good breakfast and two big cups...
2022-02-19 20:23:40

inauspicious day

Today was inauspicious to say the least. It started well enough: a 15-mile bike ride in the 36° 6:30am darkness, watching the sunrise over White Rock Lake.

But work was a slog, mostly because my brain and body gave up sometime around my late lunch.

Our app is a Rails 5 app...
2022-02-15 05:20:56

Sunday Morning

I just woke up, made coffee, fed the cat, made my protein oatmeal, put on a bike racing live stream (the Tour de la Provence), and started doing some email. Not bad so far. I'm going to church in about an hour. I'm going to ride my bike after I...
2022-02-14 00:38:18

I didn't get anything done today

Today started with a bit of a sleep-in. 8am. Although, to be fair, last night ended with an unusually late night.

By 10am we were at a local presbyterian church for the cub scouts pinewood derby. There is a whole backstory to this that will have to wait. But due to...
2022-02-13 04:43:43

Miles Davis and Nikki Giovanni

The other night I decide to go hang out with my daughter, who is zoned out watching stuff on her iPad for too long. I say, "Let's read!" and break out my phone to see what books I have on there that we could read together.

"You don't have any good...
2022-02-10 04:21:25

Oppressive Application of Asphalt

Freakonomics podcast: Why Is Everyone Moving to Dallas?

Shortly before listening to this podcast, I was riding my bicycle on a weekend afternoon, attempting to enjoy myself. But the mixed-use trails were clogged with walkers--two, sometimes three, or even four abreast. I would ring my obnoxiously loud bell as I approached...
2022-02-07 02:48:06

The Week That Was

Monday was a day off work and I rode almost 40 miles after having ridden over 30 miles the day before. I was wrecked after all that. I was eating everything in sight and napped a couple of times later that day. But it felt so good to be out...
2022-01-22 05:15:53

Most bananas ride I've been on in a long time

Abe wants me to create more  metadata in my posts, so here goes.

Saturday I really needed to ride, but I'd stayed up kind of late Friday night, so I didn't wake up early enough to join any morning group rides. When I woke up it was wet outside but...
2022-01-10 13:39:02


As I look back on my 2021, it's hard to land on a single theme. Persevere, maybe. Ride, maybe. "Narrow Focus" was my theme going in. I don't think I did so well in that regard. I recently wrote:

As I pause myself to reflect on this last season, to recuperate...
2022-01-04 02:26:10

Hello, 2022

My writing habit took a major hit towards the end of 2021. The trigger was when I lost my job in October. I'm not sure why that was the trigger. Maybe all my creative energy had to go into re-writing my resume, writing cover letters, preparing for interviews, making sure...
2022-01-02 17:56:29