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, October 8, 2013
Epic At Home
After this whole Epic thing breaks for me, I want to spend my decline in a gorgeous urban townhouse. Like the one above that I swiped from The Inimitable Phillips. Or, to me, the mother of all great townhouses....the Delancey Street address in Philadelphia used as Winthorp's home in the hilarious movie Trading Places...
...which was subsequently given a total redo as recorded in Architectural Digest. Of course the butler has to be a part of the fantasy. Any Jeeves will do. Once I move in and get settled, you are all welcome to pop by for a snifter of something or other...
In my early 60s, widower, 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".