Chuck Stanion

Chuck Stanion
Chuck spent years controlling all weather for the Northern hemisphere before realizing that his efforts were imperfect and were generating complaints, so he moved on to a writing career. Words are almost as difficult to control as the weather, so it seemed an appropriate lateral move. He spent the next 20 years as Editor of Pipes and tobaccos magazine, honing his skills and becoming moderately knowledgeable about pipes, refining his expertise until becoming entirely unemployable and incapable of conversing about any other topic. He left P&T for convoluted reasons only he understands (he showed up here saying, "I want job. Gimme job."). Despite his apparent inability to communicate in person with other humans, his concise summary of his needs charmed us into giving him a chance.

Chuck collects pipes, pipe tampers, and locks of hair from ventriloquist dummies, which he displays in his office (his walls are entirely comprised of doll hair. No one else goes in there). His only other hobby is singing show tunes while gargling Diet Pepsi, a skill that he demonstrates at far too many meetings.

Responsible for most of the editing and a big portion of the writing at Smokingpipes, Chuck is the person to contact when you see mistakes or anything that just isn't good. He seems to thrive on failure, so do call him with complaints anytime, day or night. Be sure to mention that his writing skills are equal to his weather control. He loves that.
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Nicotine And Pipe Tobacco Blending

Nicotine And Pipe Tobacco Blending

September 18, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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William Faulkner: Pipe Smoker

William Faulkner: Pipe Smoker

September 11, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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A Closer Look At Latakia Tobacco

A Closer Look At Latakia Tobacco

September 4, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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Elements of the Pipe: Rims

Elements of the Pipe: Rims

August 20, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
Bertrand Russell: Mathematician, Philosopher, Pipe Smoker

Bertrand Russell: Mathematician, Philosopher, Pipe Smoker

August 14, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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A Closer Look At Aromatic Pipe Tobacco

A Closer Look At Aromatic Pipe Tobacco

August 7, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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The History of Mac Baren Tobacco

The History of Mac Baren Tobacco

July 31, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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BriarWorks: The Handcrafted Factory Pipe

BriarWorks: The Handcrafted Factory Pipe

July 17, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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How to Ream a Pipe

How to Ream a Pipe

July 9, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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Proper Pipe Tobacco Humidification

Proper Pipe Tobacco Humidification

July 3, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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