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A bright segment in the life of a pipe repairman

A bright segment in the life of a pipe repairman

by George Dibos I once read a short story by Theodore Sturgeon called “Bright Segment.” I can barely remember the story itself, but the idea that people’s lives are fundamentally fueled by a never- ending desire to experience “bright segments”—extended moments of near-magical clarity and fulfillment that can’t be willed into existence or arranged for, […]

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KC contest

KC contest

The Greater Kansas City carving contest once again attracts phenomenal designs The annual North American Pipe-carving Contest, held at the Kansas City pipe show each year, has proven to be popular and groundbreaking. Dozens of carvers enter every year and seven pipes are chosen for the final winning set, which is always beautifully presented in […]

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North American quality

North American quality

The North American pipe-carving contest taking place at the Greater Kansas City pipe show each year has become an event of major importance. The main idea of the competition is to promote and support the pipemakers of North America. Participants include carvers with decades of experience as well as hobbyists and those just a couple […]

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