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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Brad Pohlmann's Long and Winding Road

Brad Pohlmann's Long and Winding Road

January 17, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
My New Year's Resolution

My New Year's Resolution

January 15, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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Smoking Adventures

Smoking Adventures

January 9, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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Santa and the Pipe Snatcher

Santa and the Pipe Snatcher

December 24, 2019 by Chuck Stanion
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The Savinelli Autograph: Specialized Craftsmanship

The Savinelli Autograph: Specialized Craftsmanship

December 13, 2019 by Chuck Stanion
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Max Rimensi: Immaculate Construction, With Style

Max Rimensi: Immaculate Construction, With Style

December 6, 2019 by Chuck Stanion
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Scott Klein: A Long And Fruitful Apprenticeship

Scott Klein: A Long And Fruitful Apprenticeship

November 23, 2019 by Chuck Stanion
Lighters Need Cleaning Too

Lighters Need Cleaning Too

November 20, 2019 by Chuck Stanion
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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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