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Today's Dharma
Dare To Drop Your Resistance

If we slow down and drop our resistance to work's unpleasantness, we discover that we are resourceful enough to be daring, free from fear and arrogance.

Such confidence enables us to know instinctively which situations need to be confronted, which should be nourished, and which can be disregarded.

Michael Carroll, " Mahakala at Work"

Bartenders' Sweet Sixteen
Dean Callan, Dean of the Dean Callan Show, The Cabin, London

Jigger or Free-Pour?
Depends on the accuracy of my freepour test start of shift!

What's your favorite swear word?

What's the one thing a guest can say or do at your bar that will really piss you off?
Ruin another guest's evening.

What other profession would you like to attempt?
Late Night Talk Show Host (shot with me behind a bar)

What profession would you not like to do?
Prison Guard

What is your most distinguishing characteristic?
I would say my energy, for better or for worse.

Where would you like to live?
Today- London. In the future, I would love to live in the middle of the middle of the Congo Jungle on a floating house overlooking a waterfall, with a flying car that gets me to London central in 30 minutes or New York in 1 hour.

Dry Shake or Reverse Dry Shake?
Depends on how much of a wanky bartender I'm serving and what generation they are from, either drink I would use a tea strainer on, I like the fine bubbles a tea strainer produces.

Who are your favorite fictional heroes and/or heroines?
The Hulk, Deadpool, Beatrix Kiddo, Ellen Ripley.

Who are your real-life heroes and/or heroines (living or dead)?
My Mother, My wife, Nina Simone, Nikola Tesla

Who is your favorite painter?
Claude Monet

Who is your favorite singer or group?
Michael Jackson

What quality do you most admire in a man?
Courage, more specifically the courage to be yourself, allow others to be themselves and to not only stand up for what you believe is right, but listen, learn and admit when you are wrong.

What quality do you most admire in a woman?
Courage, more specifically the courage to be yourself, allow others to be themselves and to not only stand up for what you believe is right, but listen, learn and admit when you are wrong.

If you were reincarnated as some other plant or animal, what would it be?
A waterbear ( tardigrade) just to know what it feels like to be the toughest thing on earth.

If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?

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