I’m Dan.

This is my Substack.

I call it “Dumpster Dive”.

In case you’re wondering, that’s a real dumpster fire. Found that one in the wild.

Life is one long rolling dumpster fire.

The best we can hope for is that we made a better dumpster.

Someplace to put our collective crap.

And sometimes, maybe, we find something good.

I like to think this is that some days.

I write short stories, and a blog.

Some day I’ll write essays, once I figure out what those are.

Mondays, I make mixtapes.

Like it?

Sign up.

Like it a lot?

Get a paid subscription, help me keep the lights on.


Dan Smock
I write things sometimes.