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

Thinking about optimism and pessimism

Having randomly read "Pessimism Seems Like an Intellectually Serious Position", which I am not even sure I agree with enough, or feel is complete enough, to quote...

I'm most frequently accused of being a pessimist. I'm the one always doing the detailed planning that reveals everything will take longer than you...
2021-05-18 18:30:17

Echo and the Bunnymen
Hilltop Park

Bill met Tris in a new location this time. They always met in one of a handful of locations: the South Docks, the Warehouse District between building #40 and building #102, one of a couple of busy beer-and-ramen joints. But not this time. Bill had sent a coded message through...
2021-05-15 16:00:54

Want a house? Forfeit your soul.

It all started because my 9-year-old daughter and my 6-almost-7-year-old son share the same smallest bedroom in the house. Therefore, my daughter spends a lot of time in the bathroom they share with their older brother and any guests (not that that has been an issue for the last year)...
2021-05-12 03:44:31

Echo and the Bunnymen
East District

The central street of the east district was slick like a runny nose on a toddler.

"I'm not high," Tris heard someone think, as he glided down the sidewalk, through the crowds streaming out of the clubs. "You're not high. Dammit, focus," he heard the same voice think. It was the...
2021-05-08 04:47:11

Echo and the Bunnymen
Another option for my obsession

The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.

One of my all-time favorite opening sentences, that of William Gibson's Neuromancer. Gibson is another one of those authors I deeply admire, but I've only ever read Neuromancer. I might have read Burning Chrome at some point.

Gibson coined...
2021-04-26 04:30:35

Slow Flow

I just wrote a blog post that is just chunky quotes from two different articles. I stopped short of writing my thoughts about how they relate because they're not well-formed. "Not well-formed thoughts?!" I thought, "Let's go write on adagia.org!"

I watch a lot of different YouTube channels, mostly bicycle-related or...
2021-04-25 03:48:15

Echo and the Bunnymen
Choosing a Narcissus

My first and naggingly consistent thought is Chuck Palahniuk. He's long been one of my favorite fiction authors. I have copied his style quite a bit in the past. I'm curious what would be different if I more intentionally copied him.

I'm currently read (or at least I started a couple...
2021-04-20 03:46:27

Opening ebook apps

I have 6701 articles in my Pocket read later list.

I have a reading list database in Notion. It has 302 unread books on it. 52 of those I have in my possession in one form or another. I have (10+) more in my possession that I haven’t entered into the...
2021-04-18 23:29:15


I'm currently a part of 4 learning adventure clubs:

I mentioned Learning Adventure Clubs while talking about the most recent one I've joined. But there are three more I'm currently a part of.

The most low-key one is reading Tiago Forte's Just-in-Time Project Management series:

we read silently together once a week in...
2021-04-16 20:12:32