I Never Smoked for My Father

  My father smoked only cigarettes. I can recall the day when he announced he was going to quit. I was twelve years old at the time. As far I could ever tell, his staunch and determined Cold Turkey approach worked perfectly. I never saw him smoke, or sensed he had been smoking again ever […]

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 […]

A New Pipe Company is a coming……..

I just had to post this today. The anticipation is killing me and driving everyone around me nuts.  I want to give you more details but I can only say that there is a new pipe company that is making pipes in the USA. Let me say that again, a NEW pipe company with pipes MADE […]

Packaging Tips for Tobacco-Related Gifts

Recently I posted a gift-buying guide to help people who aren’t cigar or pipe smokers, in an attempt to make things easier for holiday shopping. It occurred to me that, after posting it, there are also pitfalls that can pop up if the gifts aren’t properly packaged. Here are some ideas to assure that your […]

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 […]