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.
As the returning reader will know well by now, I declare the opening of "rum season" in my town each year. The date of the season opener is completely in my discretion. I also declare the closing of the season when the time is right and the mood is proper. Right now, the season is in full swing.
Today is Rum Day in the U.S. To all dedicated Epics, I highly recommend the rum shown above for sipping purposes. I also highly recommend the Bacardi web site for its excellent collection of rum cocktail recipes including what I consider the greatest rum cocktail ever. The Daiquiri. Made the old way. The foundation of the drink Hem drank by the dozen. I prefer the original. Cheers!
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".