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, July 7, 2015
Epic Boozing: Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum
The oldest rum producer in the world. A double distilled effort in charred barrels. I find it a classic sipping rum with lots of smoke, vanilla, oak, caramel. A boozesnob marked it off for being "an obvious attempt to lure the cross over bourbon drinker". That sold me. Rum season is in full swing. Try it and you will be sold as well.
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".