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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, March 18, 2013

Drink To Me!


This is my day because today I celebrate 54 birthdays.  I am taking the day off from work and playing a round of golf with a pal.  By tonight, after golf, dinner, presents, and some good wine, I will probably resemble the gentleman at the right of this wonderful painting by Jean Beraud [1911]. 

The past year had Paris and many other memorable events which I have tried to share with you here.  My son The Future Rock Star has become a VERY fit young man of nearly 16. He is taller than me. My wife The Irish Redhead has enjoyed her best health in many years.  I am eight years Post Heart Attack. In a month, I will be attending my thirtieth school reunion at a place I love very much. I am feeling pretty good about my writing and I have some really interesting ideas in my head fighting each other to get to paper.  I have 68 followers of The Epic and I am so thankful for each and every one of you who take valuable time to come and visit.  Even better, I have made some superb friends here and I look forward to making many more.  

I have a very good feeling about things as I enter my 54th year.  Let's see what happens next!

ML

16 comments:

CashmereLibrarian said...

I wish you a wonderful birthday, dear Epic, and here 's to another beautiful year of friendship and new discoveries!

M.Lane said...

What a wonderful surprise, thanks! So glad to hear from you, YOU with the best name in all the blogosphere!

ML

Andrew Touchstone said...

Enjoy golf and the dining and celebrate accordingly! Cheers!

M.Lane said...

Andrew you may be sure of that! Thanks.

ML

Mike said...

Happy birthday!

Andrew Touchstone said...

When are you coming to the Phila area...we missed our attempt at rendevouz

M.Lane said...

Andrew, I will be there before July 4th. I'll let you know. You KNOW where I like to drink there...

Mike, Thanks for the wishes and the visit!

ML

Ben said...

Cheers to you! Be healthy!

M.Lane said...

Thanks Ben! You know me.....nothing if not a testiment to health.

To quote [I think] Oscar Wilde, I'm in shape. Pear is a shape.

ML

Terry said...

Happy Birthday, and we're looking forward to seeing you at the place we all love very much.

M.Lane said...

Hey Terry! Me TOO. I'll be solo this trip though.

ML

kihrig said...

Belated Happy Birthday....hopefully you raised a calvados or two.

M.Lane said...

K, however did you guess? Say, I'm heading down your way in a few weeks, I'll call you.

ML

kihrig said...

Look forward to it.

William Widmaier said...

Bon anniversaire mon ami!

tintin said...

I'll meet you and Andrew. Happy birthday, Pops.