Tobacco Road

In 1960, John D. Loudermilk first delivered his lyrical ode . . .               ” . . .With the help and the grace from above,            Save some money, get rich and old,             Bring it back to Tobacco Road . . .”   Although the song presents a generally bleak disdain of the […]

Holiday Gift Thoughts

Before we know it, we’ll be caught up in the flurry of activity that is the holiday shopping season. Some of us have already made our lists and possibly even begun shopping. Others, like me, will probably be scrambling on Christmas Eve to get those last few items. When I was a kid, lots of […]

Vertigo Hitman Lighter

                             I am a big fan of the NEW Vertigo Hitman Lighter.  This lighter is very unique with a telescoping head that makes lighting your pipe so much easier.  This action puts the flame right where you want it, close to your bowl but away from your fingers. The lighter has a longer body type […]

A Smokin’ Thanksgiving

This is the time when we should all take a moment to reflect on our good fortune throughout the year. It all started, of course, as a harvest celebration, but we now use it as a way to appreciate family, friends and life as a lead-in to the end of the year holidays. For the […]

Holiday Shopping for Pipe and Cigar Smokers

At the holidays, we all want to bring enjoyment to the people we give presents to (and, yes, I ended a sentence with a preposition). But when selecting a gift having to do with the recipient’s hobby, you wade into murky waters. So these are some suggestions to help you avoid some of the pitfalls […]

Pipes & Cigars As Father’s Day Gifts

With the calendar flipped over the June, the next holiday up on the schedule is Father’s Day, a day set aside for all of us to show some appreciation for the men who brought us into the world. Of course everyone wants to get something special for pops to show him that we care, and […]