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.

Monday, February 28, 2011

The War Is Over

Frank Buckles, America's last known veteran of World War I, died today. There are no known remaining veterans of Germany, Austria, France, Italy, or of any other combatant army. They are all gone "over there". I wish them peace. And that we, following behind, remember a few of them come Armistice Day. Now, they are all poppies in a field...


Main Line Sportsman said...

Flanders Fields...a powerful poem.

Suburban Princess said...

I heard on the new there are only two left in the world...both in the UK. Considering it was almost 100 years ago it's quite amazing.

Do they make children memorize that poem in American schools? When I was growing up all Canadian children had to recite it (I guess because it was written by a Canadian) and I can still get a good chunk of the way through it without having to look it up. Or crying.

I hope you are having a great week!