My beautiful birthday brunch buffet

I’ve always loved food buffets — being able to taste many different flavors. (Maybe my welcoming immigration is psychologically related.) One of the reasons I’ve so enjoyed cruises, with a buffet at every meal. Of course, that kind of experience has been unavailable for half a year. Indeed, I’ve lamented to my wife that food buffets may actually never return at all. Something I regard as a tragic loss to our quality of life.

Yesterday was my birthday, and she surprised me with: a brunch buffet! A lovely gourmet spread, with some of my favorites: olives, cheese, cherries, dates, cupcakes, pastries, banana bread, chocolate pudding, orange slices, and more. Everything absolutely delicious.

But not as delicious as she is — my best birthday present, every day.

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5 Responses to “My beautiful birthday brunch buffet”

  1. Robyn Blumner Says:

    Happy Birthday!

    And may you have many, many more years of good health and food debauches. 🎉

    Robyn E. Blumner *President and CEO*, Center for Inquiry *Executive Director,* Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science 1012 14th St. NW, Suite 205 Washington, D.C. 20005 RBlumner@centerforinquiry.org

    The Center for Inquiry strives to foster a secular society based on reason, science, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Our vision is a world where people value evidence and critical thinking, where superstition and prejudice subside, and where science and compassion guide public policy.

    On Tue, Sep 8, 2020 at 8:22 AM The Rational Optimist wrote:

    > rationaloptimist posted: “I’ve always loved food buffets — being able to > taste many different flavors. (Maybe my welcoming immigration is > psychologically related.) One of the reasons I’ve so enjoyed cruises, with > a buffet at every meal. Of course, that kind of experience has been ” >

  2. deewindtells Says:

    Hi Frank,How lovely.  Happy Birthday plus 1.  Yoir birthday buffet sounds wonderful.  Say “hi” to your creative and lively wife for us.Warmly,Dee and FrankSent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Good for you, sir! Life’s joys have been fewer in these days and it’s a blessing when one comes upon us.

  4. George Nicholls Says:

    I didn’t know your name was frank until reading the comments. I’d like to wish you a very happy birthday. I have been following your rational optimism for a few years now but have never messaged you to say thank you for your incredible take on all the issues you discuss.

    My name is George, I’m from london and I am the founder of Queer The Norm; an organistion dedicated to helping society understand the importance of inclusion through education and entertainment. Your words are always taken on board, please continue the immense work you are doing. Lots of love to you and your wife!

  5. Frank S. Robinson Says:

    Thank you, George!

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