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Insomniac passing anhypnic nights in writing, translation, music, mathematics, programming and whatever else captures my attention or alleviates agrypnia.


This consists mostly of quotations of things that stand out to me or reflect what's on my mind; occasionally I also post original, often more personal, content as well, which may be found under the "personal" tag. Anything posted under "translations" is also original work and may broadly be taken as personal as well as I seldom tackle a work that does not speak to or for me in some way.

June 30th, 2014 11:01pm

This is a far cry from my best work ever, I’m well aware. With the deleterious mental effects of chemotherapy coupled to the news of the past week, I’m amazed I still have any idea what harmony and dissonance even are, much less ways to arrange and play them against one another. This was really only a small exercise to distract myself, and a means of possibly bidding this blog and my followers farewell.

I’ll be going in for a surgery at 5am (Central Time zone) on 2 July, this coming Wednesday, that I’m told has a significantly larger than normal chance to end in fatality. I appreciate all the support you’ve given to me and my work the past several years, and perhaps there’s always a small chance I may yet be able to continue it in the future, but if not, thank you all for the kind words and messages, for showing an interest in my work, whether recorded or written. (For those of you following my Instagram—yaolvidado—I will try to make some simple post or other as soon as I’m able after the surgery, if I’m able, to indicate success; if it hasn’t been updated by the weekend or Monday next at the latest, then as I understand the odds, it’s unlikely to ever update again.)

Farewell, all of you.

A (hopefully short) Hiatus

March 1st, 2014 9:37pm

This blog has functionally been on hiatus for a little while already, so this notice comes somewhat late, I realize, but I haven’t had a chance before now to make the post or respond to private messages, some of which will unfortunately still have to wait a while longer for reply.

I was recently diagnosed with cancer, and am about to enter into a period and cycle of radiation and chemotherapy which has already and will continue to sharply curtail any time I have available for posting, much less writing and releasing new music or doing new translations for the blog. Please feel free to continue to write, and I will do my best to respond as I have the time and energy, but I hope you will bear with me through the delays and slow response times through what will ideally be my recovery.

Thanks to all of you for all the kindness and support of my output the past few years; hopefully I’ll rejoin you soon enough.

—Daniel

η απορια του μη ησυχαζειν

Insomniac passing anhypnic nights in writing, translation, music, mathematics, programming and whatever else captures my attention or alleviates agrypnia.


This consists mostly of quotations of things that stand out to me or reflect what's on my mind; occasionally I also post original, often more personal, content as well, which may be found under the "personal" tag. Anything posted under "translations" is also original work and may broadly be taken as personal as well as I seldom tackle a work that does not speak to or for me in some way.