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puros_bran
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Location : Brandenburg, Ky
Registration date : 2007-12-10

PostSubject: Night Riding   Tue Jan 08, 2008 5:40 am

Late at night when the hoot owls have went to bed and the early birds have yet to rise, I find my self alone. Wrapped in thoughts about nothing, I slip down the highway. Just me, the radio and a pipe lighting the night. Preserving the pipers dreams.
Its a peaceful time, the Virginias slipping out the window, the latakia scent lingering in the air, the orientals desperately holding on to my throat.
I think about the man who grew my tobacco. Is he asleep? Or is he halfway around the world toiling over the crops. I float a little prayer for his wellbeing and prosperity. I'm thankful for the man that dug the briar burl, his hard labor has brought me so much joy. I wonder where the man that carved this pipe landed? Lord I hope you smiled on him for all the happiness he brought. The previous smoker isn't forgotten,I'm sure his memorys linger in the wood like a ghost in an old house. How much joy this piece of wood has brought.
Its really amazing when thoughts of nothing come together,crossing time and distance without effort. The troubles of life seem to dissapate. That calmness encircles me. I am content.
I've got to go now, the ash just yielded its last whisp, my prayers have been offered up. Hopefully when the sun peeks his head over the hill and you awaken for that first bowl you'll blow a little puff in my direction, as I have for you. Happy Pipe Dreams Brothers, and rest well.
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Tony Ferrill
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Location : Indianapolis,IN
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PostSubject: Re: Night Riding   Tue Jan 08, 2008 6:09 am

Puros Bran,methinks you are well on your way to being the Pipe/Zen master!Happy trails,Bro!
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Vito

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PostSubject: Timeless   Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:51 am

pb:

That post is a classic. When I tell my kids about it, they won't be surprised. They already know you as "PeeBee...the philosopher truck driver."

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Justpipes
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Age : 58
Location : Randolph County, NC If you don't know, you wouldn't understand.
Registration date : 2007-12-17

PostSubject: Re: Night Riding   Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:48 am

PB,

That is very up lifting! Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

That needs to be published somewhere to be remembered in the annals' of pipe lore and never forgotten.

May the Lord always give you peace when you are slipping down the highway while all is quite and resting.
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Location : Middle, TN
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PostSubject: Re: Night Riding   Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:32 pm

I know inspiration seldom comes when summoned, but I would be in favor of reading a weekly "From the road" post of this nature from PB. In fact, I really like the title of this topic: Night Riding.

PB, from now on, anytime I see the title Night Riding I will know what I'm in for: some good reading.

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jhuggett
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Location : Olympia, WA
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PostSubject: Re: Night Riding   Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:57 pm

Dang PB, that's some good stuff.

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Midnight Blues
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Location : Upstate NY
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PostSubject: Re: Night Riding   Tue Jan 08, 2008 4:03 pm

Thanks P, now thats what this is all about. Reaching out and sharing good will and well wishes for all that would read it. Keep the shinny side up Night Rider....
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Tom Clemons

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Location : Intersection of Great Black Swamp & Lake Erie, Ohio
Registration date : 2007-12-25

PostSubject: Re: Night Riding   Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:20 pm

I really appreciate your post, PB. Thanks so much for sharing. Please take care out on the road. God bless,

TC
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Mikem
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Age : 62
Location : Glendale, Arizona
Registration date : 2007-12-14

PostSubject: Re: Night Riding   Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:25 pm

Great post and thoughts PB. Have a great trip and be safe.
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jhuggett
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PostSubject: Re: Night Riding   Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:42 pm

Here you go PB! Click on the thumbnail.

I've been playing with some image editing programs.

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Carlos
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PostSubject: Re: Night Riding   Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:43 pm

That's Cool! Cool

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puros_bran
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PostSubject: Re: Night Riding   Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:55 pm

Very Happy
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Justpipes
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PostSubject: Re: Night Riding   Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:57 pm

Jason! That is awesome man!

Publish it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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showme1or2

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PostSubject: Re: Night Riding   Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:03 pm

Very cool, J.

Now we just need to get a sound clip with a narrator. How about James Earl Jones?

Whenever I think of PB's truck, I imagine the hood ornament not as a bugler swan, a flying nude, or even the Mack bulldog, but Rodin's "The Thinker."

I'd like to suggest another "column" for PB: Postcards from PB. Anytime you are at a place you consider interesting or intrinsically beautiful, take a pic of yourself including a pipe worked in somehow and post it here.

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puros_bran
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PostSubject: Re: Night Riding   Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:37 pm

The problem with that is I see beauty far different than the average man..

I have a photo of an empty pop bottle on a beach.... everyone thinks its a pretty beach picture BUT that bottle messed it up..


Hey J, that made a cool background for my pc...Thanks.
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showme1or2

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PostSubject: Re: Night Riding   Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:55 am

puros_bran wrote:
The problem with that is I see beauty far different than the average man..

That's not a problem, that is the appeal.

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jhuggett
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PostSubject: Re: Night Riding   Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:50 am

puros_bran wrote:
Hey J, that made a cool background for my pc...Thanks.

Very cool, that's what I made it for but I was in a hurry to get out the door so I didn't put that in the post.

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PostSubject: Re: Night Riding   Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:09 am

I know I'm a little late in on this thread, but I just now read all the posts and PB...



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jhuggett
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PostSubject: Re: Night Riding   Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:18 am

lol!

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puros_bran
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PostSubject: Re: Night Riding   Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:53 am

ARRRRRR man I had forgotten about Hasslehoff. Think I'll go put the ole VHS of him singing at the 'Fall of the Berlin Wall' .. so touching. No
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puros_bran
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PostSubject: Re: Night Riding   Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:59 am

Life is funny...

I don't mean in a ha ha way. I mean just when you get used to who you are who you are changes. I've spent most of my adult life in trucks.. I've laughed I'm them, cried in them, made love in them, raged like a storm in them..I've lived in them!

It has always been fun...and I've always been a mild hedonist..if the over all vibe isn't joy I'm not really into it...

To quote a great performer.."the thrill is gone"...
I realized tonight I've been hanging on because of the money..
Well the money isn't so great any more, with the continually changing laws and the economy sliding off a cliff it just isn't worth it... Its time to hang up the hat and hand over the keys....

In a week or so,a month tops the night rider will ride no more.
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PostSubject: Re: Night Riding   Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:40 am

PB!
It is an honor to know you brother.
As this thread was started in 2008, I have missed it until you have breathed new life into it.
I am touched bro, that is brilliantly written. I do understand why you have made the choices you have. Good luck brother, you of all people should know the "road ahead".
cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Night Riding   Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:21 am

Hey pb...even if you aren't behind the wheel, just keep on truckin', mah brothah!

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Nitschke066

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PostSubject: Re: Night Riding   Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:17 am

Very cool, PB! I've often wondered things like this, but never would have been able to put it down like you've done. Thanks from a fellow driver.
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Location : hills of KY
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PostSubject: Re: Night Riding   Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:10 am

glad you captured your musings and shared them, EXCELLENT!!
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