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.
Friday, November 1, 2013
I did something today that I have never done. I bought myself a brand new car. Not just a car. A Cadillac. With all the toys. The first new car of my life. Why not? I'm old enough. And I have worked very hard for this day. Why not?
My Dad was born in 1925. Unlike me, a real car guy. As I drove off the sales lot, I couldn't help but think............
Dad would have been SO excited. His eldest son going to buy a brand new Cadillac.
He has been gone ten years now.
My long kept bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape is being broken out tonight. It is a very special day. Why not?
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".