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, January 28, 2014


This is the birthday [1873] of Colette, the memorable French writer.  Here is why I think we would have gotten along very well....

"Voluptuaries, consumed by their senses, always begin by flinging themselves with a great display of frenzy into an abyss. But they survive, then come to the surface again. And they develop a routine of the abyss: 'It's four o clock. At five I have my abyss.'"

Happy Hour, anyone?

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Fuzzy Photos From Great Bars

It is Mardi Gras time again!! What better place to start the party than the famed Sazerac Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans?