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Epic Rule #2 – Be a ditch digger.

Epic Rule #2 – Be a ditch digger.

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series I am Epic.

Ditch Digger – [dich dig-er] A metaphor for an Epic person of action.
Ditch – [dich] A metaphor for anything ethical needing to be done for you to become Epic.

For you to become Epic, you will need to dig some ditches. Manual labor is good for the soul but lousy for the bank account. However, if you are afraid to get your hands dirty now and then, you better have a big inheritance, because you are not likely to have much success in life and you will never become Epic. (more…)

Epic Rule #1 – Voluntarily Suspend Your Disbelief

Epic Rule #1 – Voluntarily Suspend Your Disbelief

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series I am Epic.

[vol-uh n-tair-uh-lee] – Believe baby believe.

Tom Cruise is now over 50 years old and is only 5 feet 7 inches tall and barely weighs 150 pounds. Yet, he has been a fighter pilot, assassin spy, brute detective enforcer, sports agent, rock star, clone, samurai, vampire, race car driver, immigrant boxer, pool hustler, male gigolo, bar tender, alien destroyer and just all around sex symbol that is portrayed as being able to pound any opponent into submission with his car, sword, knife, guns or fists. You, along with millions of others, have likely willing contributed to the $3.5 billion of his lifetime box office totals, and, chances are you will do so again in the not so distant future. You go to the theater and turn your disbelief off when he lives for centuries, learns perfect Japanese in a couple months, gets killed by an alien and wakes up fresh as new and scales a sky scraper with magical sticky gloves. But you can’t turn off your disbelief that you can’t be whatever you want to be? Hmmmmmmmmm… (more…)

I am Epic

I am Epic

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series I am Epic.

Epic – [ep-ik] – heroic; majestic; impressively great; spectacular; very impressive; awesome.

I am epic.

When I was five, seven year-old Guy Rainey stole my green boots. I tackled him, ripped my precious boots from his feet and proudly walked home with my prize. (more…)