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, October 18, 2016


The Epic Helen Keller aptly stated that "life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all".  For all the adventures of an Epic life, an adventurer's jacket is required.  And of all the jackets in all the towns in all the world, no jacket is more adventurous than the safari jacket.  All the right pockets to hold your identification papers, money, plastic, the little writing journal with the elastic strap to hold it closed, and [forbid] the occasional flask.

I wear my safari jacket all the time for travel and for the closer by adventures which one can find on any given weekend.  It is perfect for any occasion not calling for a sports coat and tie and it gives just the right sort of dashing impression. An impression that one is the sort of fellow [or lady] who is just popping in for a whisky neat before catching the next train.

I have owned several safari jackets and you can pay almost ridiculous amounts of money for them. My favorite is the one shown above which you can get from Cabela's for about seventy bucks with free shipping.  At times they put them on sale for less than forty bucks. In three color choices including a somewhat awful camo.

Wherever you find your jacket, trust me that the adventures will come right along for the ride.  


Ben said...

You're making me want one, now. I want to pop in for a whiskey in one! If I receive another package from Cabelas this year, I think they'll give me stock options.

My favorite outer wear of this category is my LL Bean Field Coat, in classic corn colored canvas with green corduroy collar and cuffs. I've had mine since 1989 and is one of the originals, with the elastic ammo loops in the pockets. It still fits me, and looks great with anything.

M.Lane said...

Hi Ben! I know what you mean about Cabela's. Growing up in Wisconsin it was THE place to order sporting goods even decades ago. I love that LLB field coat too. Thanks for dropping by.