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.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Little Miracles


Readers of The Epic will know that one of my core principles is the existence of miracles and joyous things all around us.  If we keep our eyes open we will discover many of these gems which will greatly enhance our lives.

This little bush is pretty ragged.  Just a group of sticks really trying to stay alive behind my mailbox. It has been there many years now and I haven't seen it bloom in a long time.  I am sure that some people would have wanted me to remove it long ago but I cannot do that.  You see, my wife the Irish Redhead loved to plant things in the yard and this is the only thing I can recall that remains from her annual efforts to redecorate outdoors. 

So, on Easter Sunday, I walked outside and saw these beautiful little flowers adorning the group of sticks.  I'm pretty sure that she was thinking of me.  I had a wonderful day Sunday and I hope you did as well.

I have not attended to The Epic or to my readers in a long time.  I will do better this year.  Thank you so much for still coming by.