Ammar Mian

👋 Welcome.

I write about small things and how they grow. Check out some essays below. If you like what you're reading, join my email list. We've got a good group gathered over there.


  • The Practice of the Wild - Gary Snyder
  • Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos - Steven Strogatz
  • Pedagogical Sketchbook - Paul Klee
  • Concerning the Spiritual in Art - Wassily Kandinsky
  • The Politics of Experience and the Bird of Paradise - RD Laing
  • Making Reliable Distributed Systems in the Presence of Software Errors - Joe Armstrong

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  • Bookswell - Product Hunt- and reddit-featured book recs app
  • Survival Aesthetics - Email newsletter on small things that grow into bigger things
  • BLAGH! - Mini templating language that produces everything you see on this site!

Email: ammar dot x dot mian at gmail dot com