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.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
It is easy to be thankful when everything is going well and life is moving along smoothly. The past eighteen months have been anything but smooth around these parts. I have always found that it is in times of trouble when all of the things to be thankful for become more clear.
To that end, and especially on this American day of Thanksgiving, I would like to say how thankful I am. For the happy conclusion to the the past year or so of difficulty in my family. For the people around me. Irish Redheads. Future Rock Stars. Co-workers. Business partners. Friends near and far. Neighbors. Bartenders. All of the highest calibre.
And for all of you. The Epics who still come by regularly even though I have not been publishing as much as I would have liked. The others in the blogosphere who create fascinating things every day for the diversion of the rest of us.
Thankfulness in the midst of difficulties. So many people are feeling the same way today. I encourage one and all to look around. Whether the ground is smooth or rough. And focus in on the good. The positive. The lovely. The stimulating. The grand. All these things are out there. If we only look for them. Paying attention in this fashion is truly what Epic living is all about. Whether or not you are having a holiday today, please take a moment and indulge in thankfulness. It is the best celebrational feast you can ever have.
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".