Welcome to The Epic! I am launching this blog as a manifesto for and a guide to living well. The title and motto of the blog are taken from the Epicureans, at least some of whom believed in the notion that not one minute of the future was guaranteed to them and that as a result they had the duty to live life to its fullest every moment.
I believe in discovering fun and pleasurable things wherever I find myself each day and I am told I have a knack for unearthing them. My hope is that by sharing in my pleasures and some of my ways of finding them you will begin to collect all the riches that lie in the moments of your life. They are there. Take them! All our lives should be.....Epic.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
The most famous couple ever. DiMaggio and Monroe. On their wedding day, 1954. Headed off to a honeymoon in the Orient. During which an American general asked if she would visit the troops in Korea. Joe said it was her honeymoon, she could do what she wanted.
Upon her return after ten stops and 100,000 troops in the audience...
MM: It was so wonderful Joe! You never heard such cheering! JD: Yes, I have.
That pretty much set the tone, I suppose. Still, when she died, he left word for flowers to be put on her grave "forever". Celebrity love. At its most sad.
It is my twenty-second wedding anniversary. I'm so glad that we found each other. And that we know, respect and love each other so well. Cheers to us. To all of you. And to all of your loves.
In my mid 50s, husband, father and itinerant storyteller. I am a putative jazz singer, poet and novelist, dedicated to mining every minute of life for the veins of pleasure they contain. My motto is "Dum Vivimus, Vivamus"..."While we Live--LET US LIVE".