There’s a strange phenomenon happening around the world: people are starting to come out of their post-pandemic stupors and panics and…gathering again. This might serve as a cause for celebrations, but for those of us slightly less inclined to be social, the palpable excitement can be a little overwhelming. What is rather nice to see is people’s optimism increasing. There’s also some people a little too anticipatory to “get out there” amid restrictions. Like a greyhound behind the gate barking and snarling ready to race, at times some people have been less than gracious while driving, shopping and standing in lines.
Welcome to The Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 456! Our featured interview tonight is with Matthew Sanchez. Matthew has a bachelor’s in criminal justice, and is a Sheriff’s Deputy in San Diego, CA. After having seven shows with seven questions for seven experts, Matthew is our sixth in a series of novice pipe smokers that we pose seven questions to. At the top of the show Brian will answer the rest of the experts questions. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!
I love surprises. A couple months ago, I pulled the rings on freshly minted tins of three experimental blends. These had come out of the press just days earlier, and had no time to settle before being sliced and tinned. They were fresh and young and interesting, but not yet representative of what they would become. Of the three, one stood out to me as having the most vitality. The second was good, but lacked any truly interesting characteristics to distinguish it. The third was extremely timid out of the gate, introducing itself sotto voce, then running away from the spotlight to hide in a the shadows of a dark corner. Once I’d smoked a bowl of it, I scribbled a few notes, and put the tin aside without much further thought.
This is a love story that dates to the 1950s and continues into the present. It has to do with A la Recherche du Temps Perdu, to call upon the great Proustian muse.
Whether or not you translate the above to “Remembrance of Things Past,” or “In Search of Lost Time,” is, of course, a personal reflection.
I prefer looking for the past in all the right places. Ahem!