My pipe smoking and involvement in the pipe community has been either extremely active, or not active at all. I have gone for months not smoking my pipes, reading blogs, or forums that I have become a member. Not long ago, however, I found a new resurgence of interest in not only smoking my pipes and collecting, but also the community of pipe smokers that surrounds the industry. Read the rest of this entry »
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Being a new parent, I have found that I have little time for pipes and smoking them. Also, I don’t exactly look forward to standing out in the cold to smoke a pipe during winter. So, this chosen hobby of mine has gone wayward for awhile with hopes of rekindling my interest with warmer weather. I also have to find a way to smoothly accomplish my projects and tasks at work. With a lot of added pressure, I’ve been working sixty plus hours for the past three weeks. Read the rest of this entry »
There’s been a lot going on since my last adoption/foster care update. I thought I got a taste of what it’s like to be a father, but in reality, I was kidding myself. The children we were hoping to come live with us ended up going back to their biological mother. It was a total flip from what anyone thought would happen, but hey, that’s the legal system for you. We’re just hoping that bio-mom cleaned up and placed enough stability for herself that she can care for her children.
That’s right, there is now a wikipedia for just about everything related to pipes and collecting. This site was brought to the attention of a community of pipe smokers, collectors, carvers, and enthusiasts. I just felt if it was there, why not add it here. *shrugs*
So, without further delay, here’s Pipedia.org.
It’s an awesome idea, and I hope it becomes a huge resource of information for beginners and seasoned smokers alike. I know that once I gain more than a few seconds of time and a bit of motivation, I’ll check it out myself.
During this past weekend, my lovely wife and I took off to have a little fun. I’ve been wanting to go to some antique stores in search of some pipes to restore and boy did I find some. I think I came home with a total of 13 pipes of different sizes, shapes, and makers. Along with my find, I came home with an interesting pipe stand that looks like bamboo with ropes for the pipe holders. One particular pipe I’m excited about is a Savinelli Churchwarden with a short stem. I’m thinking it’s supposed to come with a long stem as well, so I might have to query Savinelli for a replacement stem. I still haven’t found one on-line to compare it with though.
Several of the pipes include a Sterncrest (which from some quick research, were primarily sold to military personnel in the 40′s), a EA Carey, a couple of Dr. Grabows, couple of Kaywoodie pipes, a Chacom, and some more that I can’t quite remember what they are. I’m hoping to get some before and after pics for y’all to see. Some of these pipes I’ll probably sell on Ebay. Some, I’m not even sure if they’ll be smoke-able after I clean them up.
I’m excited though. This is a hobby that I’m really starting to enjoy and now I have some pipes to work with.
Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps. ~Tiger Woods
There are many things I’m learning, one of them happens to be golf. For many people, they don’t see the point in this game. After-all, this isn’t an exciting sport unless you’re the one playing it. Watch golf on television? I’d be passed out a lot on the weekends if I tried watching golf, let alone not get any exercise at all.