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  1. SteveMKentucky

    Saw A Guy Today Whose Funeral I Attended

    That's really strange.
  2. SteveMKentucky

    What Are You Reading?

    I'm on the third volume of "The Army of the Potomac" by Bruce Catton. Perfect for pipe smoking on the front porch. When I'm finished I have a copy of Rebel Yell by S.C. Gwynne about Stonewall Jackson:
  3. SteveMKentucky

    New Master and Commander in the offing?

    Sounds like we may finally have another M&C movie: 'Master and Commander' is finally getting a second movie
  4. SteveMKentucky

    Why Are There No Match Blends for Esoterica ?

    Penzance was my favorite back in the late 90's early 2000's. Luckily I still have a few jars 'cellared' and get to enjoy it from time to time. My other favorite was Blackwoods Flake but that's another story.
  5. SteveMKentucky

    Bengal Slices

    I'd like to hear from anyone who's tried the new Bengal Slices being sold by Pipes and Cigars. I smoked it many years ago and liked it, but like many of our favorite tobaccos, it disappeared. Pipes and Cigars has a nice little video about the tobacco on their website but I'm wondering how the...
  6. SteveMKentucky

    22 LR Ammunition

    It's also sometimes referred to as 9mm parabellum, which was the original German designation. Also don't confuse it with 9mm Kurtz which is .380 auto.
  7. SteveMKentucky

    Wet Shavers' preferred blades

    I've shaved with the German made Wilkinsons for decades. I like them so much that fifteen years or so ago I bought a gross of packs and still have a good cache left. I also tried feathers based upon the reputation but cut myself far more often than I did with the Wilkinson's. I played around...
  8. SteveMKentucky

    Crocs=High Fashion

    Crocks have always just struck me as plastic Birkenstocks. Ironically country people tend to hate Birkenstocks but love Crocks.
  9. SteveMKentucky

    The beginning of the end?

    The beginning of the end started a long time ago in my opinion. The first fire bell in the night was the closure of the Tinder Box. At the time I just considered it to be possibly a poor business management issue but others began to disappear as well. When many of my favorite blends began to...
  10. SteveMKentucky

    What Are You Reading?

    The Orphan Brigade by William C. Davis.
  11. SteveMKentucky

    Where did you start...and where did it lead?

    I was a Blackwoods smoker too. Still have a can or two but can't bring myself to open them. Same with my Esoterica blends.
  12. SteveMKentucky

    How Often Do You Change Your Car's Oil

    The current count is eleven motorcycles but who's counting? My cup runneth over.
  13. SteveMKentucky

    How Often Do You Change Your Car's Oil

    Back in the 70's I worked with a man who commuted from Fairhope Alabama to Pensacola every day in a Datsun B210. His B210 had close to 300,000 miles on it. He had never changed the oil. He added oil as needed and periodically changed the filter but not the oil. He used to rib me because I...
  14. SteveMKentucky

    Esoterica Tobacco

    I really have no idea. Clearly Latakia and Oriental of some sort but other than that I don't know. To my knowledge nobody has made a duplicate so I expect that some of the components are no longer available, like many other old blends.
  15. SteveMKentucky

    As The Vaccines Roll Out

    Attempting to delete
  16. SteveMKentucky

    Does It Matter Where You Sleep?

    Since I retired I sleep exceptionally well. My wife jokes about how fast I fall asleep. I have nowhere near the pressures that I used to have. I think habit has something to do with it too. I go to bed every night at 10:00 PM. I awaken every morning by 0600. I often wake up at one or two...
  17. SteveMKentucky

    $8.25 oz. "on sale": Squadron Leader

    I have a Panama hat that I bought in the Bahamian String Market for $15. It may be a piece of junk compared to the real brands but I've enjoyed wearing it every summer since. I guess I've had it four years or so and it's still hanging in there. I was wearing it in the Dominican Republic a...
  18. SteveMKentucky

    A Pipe Forum Remembrance

    I used to hang out on that forum at times. I remember a thread that went on seemingly forever entitled "Paining for some Penzance." I did a series of posts some years ago there about the tobacco growing process. I just related my experience growing tobacco in Kentucky.
  19. SteveMKentucky

    Esoterica Tobacco

    I'm smoking Margate now. Penzance was me favorite blend in the early 2000's. I still have half a pound or so cellared.
  20. SteveMKentucky

    My three favorite Fall tobacco blends are:

    My favorite Fall and Winter tobacco was Blackwoods Flake but alas it's no longer. However, during this season I tend to smoke more Virginia based tobaccos.