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.
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Rain: Red White and Blue
Half the day on Wednesday. All day for Independence Day on Thursday. All day yesterday. And today thus far. This has been the "holiday" look out my kitchen window. No fireworks. No golf. No outside anything. Flood warnings. Potentially a bit tedious, even for a subtropical Epic. But then again...
Cheese Straws, Movies, Reading, Coffee, Cheese Straws, Hanging Out with the Future Rock Star and the Irish Redhead and various Papillion and Shepherd dogs, Gin Martinis, Bryan Ferry's superb new album The Jazz Age, Spanish Wine, Cheese Straws, Cooking random dishes, Pegu Club Cocktails, Cheese Straws...
One of the best Independence Day holidays of all time.
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".