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.
I love a cup or two of coffee in the morning and I enjoy a cup after a good meal but other than that I am not very knowledgeable about it. I would make a lousy barista. In any event, like a lot of folks I have fallen in love with my Keurig coffee maker. Nobody at Chez Epic drinks enough coffee to use my full pot percolator any more and the Keurig system is easy and neat to use even for my father in law who has significant eyesight problems.
I like strong coffee. Or as Agent Dale Cooper from Twin Peaks would say "a good strong cup of Joe". My cupboard currently stocks the following "bullets" for the Keurig.
Community dark roast because I love New Orleans and I love the old time NOLA coffee company's products. Bustelo when I want a great espresso type of coffee after dinner or with an after dinner drink. French Market dark roast for the same reason as Community although to my taste it is a little bit richer flavor. And, finally, Peet's Major Dickason's Blend which is the best cup of "Joe" I have ever had. It wouldn't surprise me if the good Major's first name WAS "Joe". It is the Peet's all time best seller, and I can see why.
I hope you will enjoy these suggestions. What are your favorites?
In my early 60s, widower, 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".