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  • Keep It Simple
    October 22, 2021

    Keep It Simple

    When it comes to pipe smoking, it’s best to keep it simple. The world is overly complicated as it is. We don’t need pipe smoking to join the fray. Think about the way grocery stores are stocked today compared to how...

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  • Pipe Smoking: A Discussion for Beginners
    September 16, 2021

    Pipe Smoking: A Discussion for Beginners

    For someone just starting out on their pipe journey, the task can be daunting. In our digital world, there’s no shortage of information, and no shortage of people telling you how you should and should not do something. I’m not...

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  • Why I Smoke A Pipe
    September 6, 2021

    Why I Smoke A Pipe

    Historian and novelist Shelby Foote, one of the better known pipe smokers of the last century, was once told by his medical doctor that he would have to give up cigarettes and pipe smoking. He told the doctor he would quit cigarettes but he wasn’t about to give up his pipe. According to Mr. Foote, giving up the pipe would be like forfeiting part of his identity. That’s the way I feel about it, too.

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  • What Happened to Pipe Smoking?
    August 18, 2021

    What Happened to Pipe Smoking?

    The pipe has become an anomaly. Don’t think so? Try enjoying your pipe in a public environment (if that’s possible anymore), and you’ll soon see what I mean. I recently enjoyed my pipe in the bustling, classy part of a nearby South Carolina town, a community that touts its prestige. The moment I fired up the pipe, people noticed. It’s as if the pipe is viewed as a relic of the past, a museum piece of sorts. Even among folks of a cosmopolitan bent, the pipe is unusual. Indeed, the decline of pipe smoking over the past few decades is a symptom of the rise of Modern Man.

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  • In Praise of Local B&M Pipe Shops
    August 9, 2021

    In Praise of Local B&M Pipe Shops

    I enjoy a good cigar as much as the next guy, but I reach for a pipe far more. My first reaction when walking into a local tobacco shop is, where’s the pipes? I can’t be the only person who wishes more quality pipe shops existed. But why? Why does it matter? Why would I want to visit a physical store when I can order most anything I want online and have it shipped to my door? I’m sure the opinions on this topic are legion, but here are a few of my own answers to this question…

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  • Famous Pipe Smokers
    July 27, 2021

    Famous Pipe Smokers

    Throughout the years, pipe smoking has been a hobby amongst several public figures. Pipe smoking is seen as the symbol of a gentleman, a suave character with an affinity for the meticulous routine of puffing a pipe. Some famous pipe smokers you may have heard of are Bing Crosby, C.S. Lewis, and Arthur Miller.
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