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Spontaneous Combustion by G.L. Pease

Spontaneous Combustion by G.L. Pease

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” It’s a nice quote often incorrectly attributed to Mark Twain, and though it certainly seems like something he would write, according to researchers of these sorts of things, the earliest published version of it is actually buried in Joseph Anthony Wittreich’s 1987 tome, Feminist Milton. In it, […]

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Spontaneous combustion

I recently attended the Kansas City pipe show. There is one thing that every single person who walks through the doors of a pipe show has in common with every other person, and that is a passion for and devotion to pipes and tobaccos. No one who goes to a show needs another pipe, or […]

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Spontaneous Combustion

Spontaneous Combustion

by G.L. Pease The fact is, Squire, the moment a man takes to a pipe, he becomes a philosopher. It’s the poor man’s friend; it calms the mind, soothes the temper, and makes a man patient under difficulties. It has made more good men, good husbands, kind masters, indulgent fathers, than any other blessed thing […]

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Spontaneous Combustion

Spontaneous Combustion

by G.L. Pease “Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which con- templates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty. One person may even perceive deformity, where another is sensible of beauty; and every individual ought to acquiesce in his own sentiment, without pretending to regulate those of […]

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Spontaneous combustion

Spontaneous combustion

  by Gregory Pease As pipe smokers, we are living in increasingly turbulent times. For years, even decades, we’ve been on the outside, shunned by anti-tobacco zealots and looked upon as something of a quaint anachronism by those who enjoy their pipe weeds in more convenient forms. We’ve become used to being on the out- […]

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Spontaneous Combustion

Spontaneous Combustion

by G.L. Pease To the casual observer, pipe smoking must seem a simple thing. Some carefully selected, aged, blended and shredded leaves are casually stuffed into a simple furnace, introduced to a flame and gently consumed by fire, bringing the smoker moments of contentment and contemplation and the apparently immeasurable pleasures of taste and aroma, […]

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Spontaneous Combustion

Spontaneous Combustion

by G.L. Pease Last week, I had to replace the battery in my beloved aging Volkswagen. (Please indulge me. I promise I’ll get to the tobacco stuff in a bit.) I went out to the curb, pushed the button on my key fob, and instead of the reassuring thunk of the door lock and enthusiastic […]

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Spontaneous combustion

Spontaneous combustion

by G.L. Pease A couple of months ago, I was asked to lead a virtual tobacco “crawl” on one of the Internet’s many pipe smoking forums. (For those who don’t know, a virtual tobacco crawl is a shared online experience in which participants all sample the same selection of tobaccos in a given sequence and […]

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Spontaneous combustion

Spontaneous combustion

by G.L. Pease We are pleased to introduce a new column, “Spontaneous combustion,” by Gregory Pease of G.L. Pease Tobacco. Pease is widely admired not only as a remarkably talented tobacco blender and a gifted photographer but as a pipe collector with a rare discernment for detail. He has been one of the judges for […]

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