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.
Friday, December 11, 2009
From The Epic Den: Gentlemen of Leisure
Years ago. Bachelor times. I saw this ad in a magazine for the Southwick company who was marketing a line of suits call "Nines". I'm not sure what happened to the suits but, being a club man at heart, I loved the art work in the ad. So, I wrote a letter [then, before email] to the company asking them if I could possible buy a print of the ad art. Which led to the ad agency sending me a photo slide of the art! I had it printed out and framed and the possible only copy now resides in my den. Where I look at it every night. Often while sipping scotch in a heavy glass. While thinking of the club man's time. Of long ago...
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".