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Great Joy from Small Things

The perfect dinner

I had a truly hellish day.

The good news is that I have vanishing few of those. I should more deeply appreciate how rare they are.

The bad news is that I have vanishing little practice at dealing with such days and no established countermeasures.

Being unfit company for man or beast, I skipped a family dinner and went to happy hour at Shiki Bisto. I hadn’t been to a happy hour since before the pandemic. While I am not a drinker, I do love appetizers.

brown and white cupcakes on black tray
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Everything was perfect. Each item was (at least seemingly) the best instance of it that I had in my life. Perhaps I should eat out whenever I am having a really bad day, and maybe this is the first step toward developing a countermeasure. (With a modicum of luck, it will be a long time before I get to test it.)

Today’s gratitude and baby animal face go out to the staff at Shiki.

If I were more generous of spirit, perhaps I would include all those who help me get into the right frame of mind to especially enjoy the food, but I’m not that evolved yet.

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Written by Russell Brand

Russell has started three successful companies, one of which helped agencies of the federal government become very early adopters of open source software, long before that term was coined. His first project saved The American taxpayer 250 million dollars. In his work within federal agency, he was often called, “the arbiter of truth,” facilitating historically hostile groups and factions to effectively work together towards common goals

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