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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Jess Chonowitsch: A Legend Mentored By Legends

July 19, 2019 by Chuck Stanion

Grandpa & The Toboggan

July 17, 2019 by Chuck Stanion

The Silver Pipe of Wampanoag Legend

July 12, 2019 by Chuck Stanion
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Pockets

July 9, 2019 by Chuck Stanion
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Silver Gray: American Hybrid

July 5, 2019 by Chuck Stanion
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Wilderness Pipe Cleaners

July 2, 2019 by Chuck Stanion
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Life After McClelland

June 28, 2019 by Chuck Stanion
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Delayed Gratification Technique

June 27, 2019 by Chuck Stanion
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Mark Twain: Unrepentant Tobaccophile

June 21, 2019 by Chuck Stanion
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Tobacco's Origin In Crow Legend

June 20, 2019 by Chuck Stanion
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