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, October 15, 2012
The Epic Gallery: Presidents At Rest
I was working today at the offices of a competitor firm. Nothing particularly noteworthy, but I noticed that they had art on their conference room wall unusual for a law office. I just love this painting. It shows Democratic presidents at ease, having a drink and a laugh, stress free. In a better time and place. Being a law office, the other wall of the conference room had the Republican version...
I have my preference, of course. But I would join either of these tables. And what a jolly time it would be.
PS. These must have been created some years ago. Over the past weekend, I saw a Democratic version for sale that also included President Obama.
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".