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.

Monday, January 5, 2015

An Epic Plan For 2015, Courtesy of John Keats

"Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music out of doors, played by somebody I do not know."

I would add cheese. Absolutely. Then this is the perfect plan for the new year.  I have to admit, 2014 was brutal for my family and I was rather glad to see New Year's Eve come and go.  But Keats' prescription should do wonders to set a proper course in 2015.


Anonymous said...

2014 was definitely challenging for family and friends here also. Need to reread Keats. Favorite cheeses? Anne B.

Ben said...

Happy New Year, my friend! Yes, let's have a better 2015!

M.Lane said...

Anne I am an old Wisconsin boy so I love any kind of cheese. I love pont l'eveque and cheddars and stiltons and bleus and ......

Ben thanks!

Thanks both of you for the comments!


Me said...

amen to that! hope it's great year for you and yours.

M.Lane said...

Rashmi thank you very much. And the same to you.