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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A Laudisi Family Pipe Club

A Laudisi Family Pipe Club

November 13, 2019 by Chuck Stanion
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S. Bang Pipes: The End of an Era

S. Bang Pipes: The End of an Era

November 8, 2019 by Chuck Stanion
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Smoking From The Grave: An Actual Horror Story

Smoking From The Grave: An Actual Horror Story

October 29, 2019 by Chuck Stanion
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The Cursed Pipes of Transylvania

The Cursed Pipes of Transylvania

October 23, 2019 by Chuck Stanion
The Why and How of Estate Pipe Purchases

The Why and How of Estate Pipe Purchases

October 18, 2019 by Chuck Stanion
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A Fungal Future

A Fungal Future

October 8, 2019 by Chuck Stanion
Field Report: 2019 Sutliff & CORPS Pipe Extravaganza

Field Report: 2019 Sutliff & CORPS Pipe Extravaganza

October 5, 2019 by Chuck Stanion
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The Secrets of Ancient Shank Drilling

The Secrets of Ancient Shank Drilling

October 3, 2019 by Chuck Stanion
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Savinelli: A History Of Making History

Savinelli: A History Of Making History

September 26, 2019 by Chuck Stanion
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Doting On Dottle: Advice On Smoking To The Bottom Of The Bowl

Doting On Dottle: Advice On Smoking To The Bottom Of The Bowl

September 13, 2019 by Chuck Stanion
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