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.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
A Luggage Mystery
When I was a boy my Dad had a pal named Boutillier. He was a corporate pilot. Big time Korea veteran. Way cool guy. Whenever he would stop by our little 1000 square foot house in northern Wisconsin, Boutillier would carry only one bag. A black leather, zip around the sides, one-suiter, pilot carry-on.
It looked like the sorry drawing I made set out above. I'd really like to buy one. But I can't find one anywhere. Can any of you Epics help me out on this?
When I get it, you can imagine me putting a weekend work of stuff in it. And being gone a month.
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".