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Editor’s desk: The more things change…

I’ve had weeks to think about how to approach this commentary, and I still hardly know what to say. I also realize a lot of you hardly know what to expect. For two decades, Chuck Stanion’s incomparable editorials filled this space, and his wisdom poured unsparingly into every page of this magazine. How can I […]

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Ho ho ho: 600 pipe-puffing Santas and counting

Ho ho ho: 600 pipe-puffing Santas and counting

by William C. Nelson So many obsessions begin modestly, with just a dabble and nothing more intended. It was at a Kmart in 1988 that pipe smoker and “since forever” Pipes and Tobaccos subscriber Neil Strong purchased a single porcelain Santa Claus figurine. To Strong, this Santa seemed especially endearing and worthy of a loving […]

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