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


Where in that grey space between all the inputs we allow into our mind, all the thoughts that rattle around and through, and "forces...beyond human comprehension and the dualistic...space/time framework through which we understand reality", as Russell Brand puts it, lies our intuition, our ability to choose, our ability to...
2021-09-16 04:19:44

Possible reasons

Possible reasons that seemingly everyone (we'll refer to them with the royal "you") on a call in the conference room next to my office at the coworking space talks extremely loudly:

You are old enough to have started doing conference calls in the 80s or 90s when microphone and speaker...
2021-09-14 01:41:49

Happy Birthday Neil Peart

Today would have been Neil Peart's 69th birthday. He died at 67. He played drums professionally until he was 63. Neil was Modern Drummer magazine's Best Rock Drummer in 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 2006, and 2008.

I've been a drummer since the 3rd grade and discovered Rush and...
2021-09-13 03:25:46

Too tired

I feel like I'm in a fugue state but it's just that I'm utterly exhausted. I need to go to sleep. I need to take my pills tomorrow. I've skipped two days and it's like my brain is unable to create the chemicals necessary for life anymore. I hate that....
2021-09-11 03:24:49


A problem with working in tech -- even as, now, a leader and not as much a doer -- is the constant requirement to learn new stuff. (This is even more pronounced now that I work in the field of tech education, for reasons that should be self-evident, but also...
2021-09-10 01:46:44

The Crash (Part 2)

...didn't want to leave anyone hanging...

[The Crash (Part 1)]

Bob arrived fifteen minutes late at the plant where he worked, and where he hoped to be presently promoted. When he opened the large glass doors to enter the management offices of the plant, he felt larger than life. He walked quickly...
2021-08-29 16:45:45

The Crash (Part 1)

Another high-school creation. I'm capturing the ones worth keeping here, still wondering if I'm going to throw away the yellowed dot-matrix paper once I'm through.

The ant scurried across the walkway in front of Bob's house, nervously glancing in the approaching man's direction. The ant strained his legs to make them...
2021-08-23 14:12:57

High School Poem

In a box uncovered in the move, I found writing I'd done in high school. I had no idea I still had this stuff. It was printed on a dot-matrix printer nearly 30 years ago. Most of it is awful. Some is still ok in the light of 30 years...
2021-08-23 00:10:24


“artifacts:” (2004) is a collection of images and texts exploring journey, and its subsequent themes of will, choice, innocence, loss, death, and rebirth. it is self-referential in that it seeks to narrate journey by exploring other narrations of journey--the notes passed along with peculiar objects from one individual to another......
2021-08-01 04:11:38

Half-baked ideas

My head is forever thinking of things to write, maybe the first or the last sentence or two. They travel into space and don't return. There's not enough RAM to store them for the length of time it takes to get out of the shower, dry off, and get to...
2021-07-26 04:38:17