I could write today about the lousy healthcare system, abysmal infrastructure, lack of personal and corporate accountability in society, the near extinction of erudition or insane inflation in grocery prices. All real and imminent dangers. My pharmacist is a saint. She is never too busy to great me with a smile and "Hello, how are you today?" When the frantic mom at the counter is screaming about how long she's been waiting for her baby's prescription she is invariably consoling and calm, never reproachful. Even with the worst loud and rude customer, she chooses to be calm and positive. My physical therapist is one of the few GenXers who calls me by my first name without being condescending. His genuine affection and care for his patients shows through his focused eyes and happy smile whether we talk about guitars, my sciatica or our early lives on islands. Linn at my neighborhood grocery store is the employee customer service managers dream of. She is always sharply groomed, her uniform is pressed and her demeanor like a doting mother. She remembers customer's names and who's related to them. She makes sure to have someone take my cart to the car and unload it for me without my asking. I mention this because sometimes when someone is having a crappy day a simple and genuine "Hey Jack, glad to see you." from a casual acquaintance can lift your spirits more than you might imagine and we all have the capital needed at the tips of our tongues.