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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A Special Time

Well, here we go! A new year is upon us. Not only a shining New Year but also a new Decade! Would somebody please tell me what happened to the […]

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Cirrus Clouds of a Smoky Christmas

Let’s call this a Christmas story, cut in half. There are significant influences in our lives other than pipes and tobaccos, as you know. I don’t believe I just wrote […]

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As Time Goes By

Neerup Classic Pipe

Okay, here is the scoop, just in time for Thanksgiving and bird-carving: My opposable thumbs have become opposing digits. Imagine! In other words, after years of typing on everything from […]

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Numero Uno on the Colorado Bucket List for Pipe & Cigar Aficionados

Havana Manor, Longmont CO

In the fire and fury of Colorado’s early beginnings – millions of years ago, mountains were pushed up to massive heights like wrinkles in a crumpled rug. Over the vast […]

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We Are the Inheritors

Some Thoughts on Pipes and Tobacco: The history of pipes and tobacco have always been a fascination for me, and I suspect, you as well. That history is chock full […]

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Forty Years of Leaf and Bowl with Friends and Heroes

The heart of every pipe smoker beats precipitously faster at the thought of that one go-to pipe in his or her collection. Let’s talk pipes and tobaccos, shall we? We […]

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