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, April 2, 2010

Never A Day Late

There is a place in your town. And mine. A place where a direct connection is made between people in need and people who can help. A place where hunger is confronted straight on and, for a time at least, defeated.

Minimal bureaucracy. Maximum effect. Just sleeves rolled up, helping out. One hand reaching out for another. Making a difference.

When you look into it, you will be shocked at how many little kids there are without a home. And without a decent meal. Not to mention parents. The elderly. Sons and daughters. Wives and husbands. Here in what is still the horn of plenty.

That place in your town is called a food bank. This is a day on which several good folks decided to make a difference. The fine bloggers at Pigtown Design and Easy and Elegant Life have taken it upon themselves to make a call for others out here in the blogosphere to stand against hunger. And to make a difference in the most direct and immediate way possible.

Please take a moment today to bring some food to your local Food Bank. Or if you like, click over to http://feedingamerica.org/ and hit the donation button. They will make sure your donation gets put to immediate, direct and good use. As my son would say..."It's just the right thing, Dad."

Thanks to Chris at Easy and Elegant Life and Meg at Pigtown Design for taking this initiative. And thanks in advance to all of you Epics for helping out. Now is the time. Take a hand.

Please help out in this worthy effort which is even more critical this year. I was inspired again this year by the sight of my son giving a fellow a long-saved pocket full of money. Just because the man asked for help.

1 comment:

Belle de Ville said...

Thank you for posting this. As so many of us are preparing a big Easter meal for our families, or have just enjoyed a Passover sedar, it's good to be reminded that there are many people who need a decent meal.