Daniel Miller @dealingwith


Daniel Miller last shared their writing I'm seeing a tunnel at the end of all of these lights
Things are going shit
Getting it from all the sides
Everything falling down

my inside is outside
my right side's on the left side
listening to my

travis records on
youtube music so not really
records like I said

we don't care about art
there's no time to think about it
only time to react to

all the shit. ha ha.
"teh" was...
Daniel's Pantry
🍍 18 Pineapples
🍡 12 Teas
🍫 9 Chocolate Bars
πŸ“ 11 Strawberries
πŸ§‡ 9 Waffles
πŸ₯Ÿ 14 Dumplings
πŸ₯š 9 Eggs
🍣 11 Sushis
πŸ₯ƒ 8 Whiskeys
πŸͺ 12 Cookies
πŸ₯“ 9 Bacons
πŸ₯© 9 Steaks
🍊 9 Tangerines
🍺 7 Beers
β˜•οΈ 2 Coffees


It's easy to be grateful for the things that are going well in life. I'm going to try a little exercise around being grateful for things that surround the things I'm currently discontented with.

My health. I recently had to have surgery to remove my gallbladder, resulting in a mandatory...
2021-11-25 15:31:12

The First Surgery

In October I lost my job.

In November I lost my gallbladder.

This is the story of the latter.

But I hope to not lose anything in December.

Just over two weeks ago I was kept up the night with stomach pains. This was the second time in as many months. The first time,...
2021-11-22 02:31:21


There is the writing habit aspect of this site (or, I suppose, sites like this) and then there is the community aspect. I'm writing now for the latter. I'm still too wounded, too busy, too hungry for the basics to be worried about a growth need like self-actualization. But belonging,...
2021-10-31 14:05:09

Man, sitting on floor...

Man, sitting on floor, in front of laptop computer, arranging something on the floor next to him. Backpacks surround him. He appears to be in a conference center of some kind.

I miss conferences. I miss SXSWi (where the above linked photo was taken) before it got even bigger and weirder...
2021-10-13 00:51:33


In 12-step programs there are a lot of aphorisms and words-turned-into-acronyms. Many are hokey. Many are hokey but we don't care. Some are hokey until you need the message behind the thing, then they're useful, maybe even powerful.

"Fear" turned into an acronym is one of my favorites. There are multiples.

2021-10-09 18:27:02

Bikes bikes bikes

Today was an incredible edition of the Paris Roubaix bike race. Even if you're not into bike racing you should go look at some of the photos from today, just for the shock value.

I rode this morning, felt pretty poorly, got home and watched the last 90 minutes of the...
2021-10-04 03:44:09


There's some kind of intense inner need I have as a parent for things to be perfect for my child, particularly my oldest, my daughter. Not so much in terms of her getting everything she wants, which she doesn't, or never experiencing disappointment, which she of course does and will...
2021-10-03 03:54:44

Pause in the inputs

I've had a couple of days without many new inputs. I'm hoping this trend continues for the rest of the week because I'm starting to dig myself out of the hole. I won't be able to dig myself out of the hole, mind you, but I'm starting.

Cal Newport calls this...
2021-09-29 04:06:00

Lower Your Standards

(originally here)

Mediocratopia: 11

Motivation, discipline, and energy are complex personality traits. While they are not immutable functions of nature or nurture, they do form fairly entrenched equilibria. Shifting these equilibria to superficially more socially desirable ones isn’t merely a matter of consuming enough hustle-porn fortune cookies or suddenly becoming a...
2021-09-27 03:44:05

Ppl as reply to Your group

1. Wife and kids. Obvs.

2. I have a friend and we have a deal where he calls me every day and we are supposed to hold ourselves accountable to do certain daily habits but mostly we just bullshit for about 30 minutes every time. I just got off the phone...
2021-09-22 04:13:45