Category Archives: The Pipe Pundit

Puff Gently into That Good Night

The Author's Edward's Pipes

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 […]

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Greatest of Hobbies Is a Friend for Life

Some of the Author's Pipes & Accessories

Let’s return now to a more romantic and simpler time when pace and society were slower. It’s the 1940s just after the end of World War II. Soldiers are returning […]

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White Dots, English Pipes and Spring

English pipes from left to right Northern Briars Countryman, Dunhill Shell Briar Group 4, Dunhill Shell Briar Group 5, Ashton Pebble Grain LX

This thing of ours, this pipe passion, and tobacco zeal are quite extraordinary. And why is our pleasure so special? Oh, let me count the ways. Pipes and tobacco connect […]

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A Pipe Cantata


Literature and history have always been a part of my life. I enjoy reading and have always been fascinated by American and world events and history. And this rich vein […]

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To Our True Best Friends

2005 Charles Peterson 140th Anniversary Pipe

The older one grows, the more one likes indecency—Virginia Woolf Lately, I’ve been on a Virginia Woolf reading binge. It’s been an assignment my daughters have given me, to, uhm, […]

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New Pipe Year Resolutions

W. Somerset Maugham

A new year and a brand new canvas! Thank goodness. It is time to move on and look toward a brighter time. And with that, how about some New Pipe […]

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A Season to Remember


Yes, dear reader, the Pundit has lost it! Blame it on lingering aftershocks of Thanksgiving stupor. Too much turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, homemade cranberry sauce, cornbread, green beans, and […]

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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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