Now that we have concluded America’s pressing business, well, so to speak, it’s time to move on to more important events. Such as, there is not much time left for […]

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‘Tis the Season

Okay, so the world is coming to an end! Do not panic. Remember, this the “howling month” of Halloween. Do not despair. The Pundit says “supposed” final endings are passing […]

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You Can Go Home Again

Triple Self Portrait by Norman Rockwell

September is always a good time to think about what’s next. Such as the end of summer, the start of fall, and football, maybe? There is always hope. I know, […]

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The Old Wood

Old Smoking Pipes

Remember the annals of a former time in the pipe world? An era when the old wood meant grabbing a beautiful smoking pipe off the rack or reaching for a […]

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Independence, Nature and Now

Now that we are in the month of America’s independence, our national holiday celebrated, of course, July 4th each year, requires a moment of reflection. America’s founding fathers were pipe […]

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Of Pipes, History and Culture

Van Gogh Self Portrait with Pipe and Straw Hat

“. . . . I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?” ― Vincent Willem van Gogh I’ve long admired Van Gogh’s […]

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Turning Toward the Light

Author Stephen Crane

The future ain’t what it used to be—Yogi Berra Despite the dark intrusion of Covid-19 into our daily lives, social joys and reality, and the end of baseball season as […]

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We Will Prevail

Grantland Rice

The greatest deception men suffer from their own opinions—Leonardo Da Vinci, 1452-1519 Pay attention, boys, and girls. I’m only going to say this once: In this time of 16th and […]

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Old Dogs and New Tricks


This is going to hurt you more than it does me. Well, maybe. You know the adage you can lead a horse (I prefer a mule) to water but can’t […]

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TAD (Tobacco Acquisition Disorder) Gone Wild

Have you ever had this thought cross your mind: your tobacco cellar, chock full of all those terrific blends from yesteryear, are likely to outlive you! Yes, I have! Just […]

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