"I'm a total novice to the pipe smoking world. Bought my first pipe back in March, and only recently got around to buying tobacco and a lighter to try it out.
Don't laugh. But I bought my first tobacco blend from the local…"
"I enjoyed some Frog Morton's Cellar a few years ago at the Chicago Pipe Show- a very good smoke. Last night I opened a tin of MacBaren 7 Seas Black Blend and have smoked a couple of bowls in my vintage Nording. I picked this up at…"
"I'm in Afghanistan and a couple times a week I'm really enjoying McClelland Craftsbury: Frog Morton's Cellar, It's a nice whiskey blend of Latakia, Great aromatics and a smooth smoke, one of my favorites."
"Figured I'd pop in and throw another comment on here. About to finish a couple interrupted pipes from yesterday.
I have a little bit of a bowl of Five Brothers (a shag-cut burley with little-no topping) that I forgot I hadn't…"
"It takes a lot of frequent practice for the techniques to become second nature. Over time, you'll find what works for you. Fortunately, smoking is a very enjoyable activity, so it's not a chore to "practice"!
"It's been a beautiful day here in northern IN. It also happens to be my day off, so I've been soaking in the sun and smoking it up.
Peter Stokkebye Cube Cut Burley-found an baggie with a few bowlfuls that a friend sent me to…"
"My first blend was a bulk English blend called "Fox and Hound", sold under different levels at many tobacco shops, but made by Altadis (who, along with Lane, make most of the bulk tobaccos that you see in jars at the shops). I still…"
"I have a Missouri Meerschaum loaded up with some MacBaren Stockton that has been aging since (at least) 1985 (so it's older than me). Going to go give it a light in a minute.
74 degrees? Man. Northern IN here, it…"
"I burned through Why We Get Fat about a month ago, and the eating habits of my household have changed a good bit. I'm not really watching my weight, but there is a strong history of diabetes on both sides of my family, so I'm hoping…"
"A friend from another pipesmoking forum sent me a few samples which arrived yesterday in the mail. After we went for a run, I loaded up a clay pipe with my friend's own blend, he's been working on some "Latakia aromatics"…"
"I'm a pipe smoker, occasionally smoke a cigarette, even more rarely, a cigar.
If you're smoking a cigar properly, there's not much more of a health risk than with a pipe. As I don't generally smoke cigars, I haven't…"
Hey all. I'm active on another pipesmoking discussion forum, and have been active on a couple in the past. I've always found it interesting to read what others are smoking.Feel free to discuss as little or as much about your smoke (i.e., describe the tobacco, time, what you were doing during the smoke, the pipe, etc) as you'd like.Right now, I'm just an outdoor smoker, and it's been too cold. I've only smoked a couple bowls this year (both within the last couple weeks:A bowl of "Five…See More
"I just bought my first pair of running shoes (excluding some trail shoes I bought a couple years back with no intent of trail running in them), some basic Reebok shoes. They only had a couple styles of running shoes in my size when we went to…"
"Just wanted to throw an update on my own progress.
We just finished week three yesterday! Wow! I know to most of you here, it won't seem like much for a guy in his mid-20s to be able to jog for 3 minutes straight, but it's an…"
"I found that as a right hander, who uses a lot of written/printed materials, you may want to off set the monitor, keyboard, and mouse pad to the left. I found doing that doesn't crowd your reference materials or writing space. (Or…"
"My your logic, my mother, my aunt, my friends long term girlfriend, and another friend's younger brother were all flirting with me the last time I talked to them? And I must flirt with pretty much everyone I talk to? Nodding and agreeing with…"
One of my most prized works of art was made in a state of emotional bondage to some truly horrifying childhood experiences. Thankfully, concurrent with a restored relationship with my biological father on Thanksgiving Day 2009, all the disabling…
“My two fingers on a typewriter have never connected with my brain. My hand on a pen does. A fountain pen, of course. Ball-point pens are only good for filling out forms on a plane.”-Graham GreeneThis group is for those who love fountain pens.See More
"I am not sure they exist, but if they do: are they right? These definitions say they aren't.
If people think it's honorable to lie, cheat, and steal, this doesn't redefine "honorable," but only shows their lack of it."
"Kind of a case-in-point on the "opinions can be wrong" statement above. Something like childbirth that is distinctly womanly cannot be manly, whether you consider it "strong and courageous" or not. This is the same kind of…"