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 composed 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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Linwood Hines and 40 Years of the Conclave of Richmond Pipe Smokers

Linwood Hines and 40 Years of the Conclave of Richmond Pipe Smokers

July 12, 2024 by Chuck Stanion
Eight State Burley: A Delectable Salute to the Burley Belt

Eight State Burley: A Delectable Salute to the Burley Belt

July 5, 2024 by Chuck Stanion
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Grandpa and the Tobacco That Ruined Independence Day

Grandpa and the Tobacco That Ruined Independence Day

July 3, 2024 by Chuck Stanion
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The Benefits of Nicotine

The Benefits of Nicotine

June 28, 2024 by Chuck Stanion
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What's Happening Lately with Greg Pease

What's Happening Lately with Greg Pease

June 21, 2024 by Chuck Stanion
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A Closer Look at Peterson's Carroll of Carrollton Pipes

A Closer Look at Peterson's Carroll of Carrollton Pipes

June 19, 2024 by Chuck Stanion
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Bear Attacks and Pipe Smoking

Bear Attacks and Pipe Smoking

June 13, 2024 by Chuck Stanion
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The Semantic Discord of Tobacco Classifications

The Semantic Discord of Tobacco Classifications

June 7, 2024 by Chuck Stanion
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Boxwood: The Ivory of Woods

Boxwood: The Ivory of Woods

May 31, 2024 by Chuck Stanion
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How to Ream a Pipe

How to Ream a Pipe

May 10, 2024 by Chuck Stanion
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