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.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
I consider myself a lucky guy in almost every way. That being said, I rarely win a prize or contest. Exactly two in my life as far as I recall. The most recent of the two was on Oscars night when the fine people at Stella Artois had a Twitter contest where you had to identify six word reviews of famous Oscar winning films from the past. The first correct response for each question won one of the famous Stella Artois chalices. After a few tries, I was notified that I had actually won!
The chalice arrived at my door and I am now using it regularly. Now I feel like an Oscar winner too. Thanks, Stella Artois!!
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".