Started smoking a pipe in 1999. I love Virginias, VaPers, and some Burleys, few English blends, no aromatics.
I have collected many pipes but prefer to keep my main rotation down to fifteen or twenty that I love. Smooth meerschaums are my daily preference. I appreciate cobs. I really enjoy briars with history.
I use an IM Corona Old Boy, and a knock off Old Boy for lighters.
I don’t have any ONE favorite blend. I like to smoke through a variety of Vas and Vapers. I’ve only recently begun building a cellar. I am one who mourns the loss of McClelland blends.
I believe that many who find that "nothing happens" when they sit down, or kneel down, to a book of devotion, would find that the heart sings unbidden while they are working their way through a tough bit of theology with a pipe in their teeth and a pencil in their hand - C.S. Lewis