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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The History and Recovery of the H.L. Hunley

The History and Recovery of the H.L. Hunley

April 3, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
Unanticipated Havoc

Unanticipated Havoc

March 12, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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The Romeo Briar Process: A Father the Flame Featurette

The Romeo Briar Process: A Father the Flame Featurette

February 28, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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Personal Preferences

Personal Preferences

February 26, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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An Interview With Brian Levine

An Interview With Brian Levine

February 21, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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The Two Best Pipes in the World

The Two Best Pipes in the World

February 14, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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Chuck and the Giant Tobacco Stalk

Chuck and the Giant Tobacco Stalk

January 31, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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Pipe Cleaner Strategies

Pipe Cleaner Strategies

January 23, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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Brad Pohlmann's Long and Winding Road

Brad Pohlmann's Long and Winding Road

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

My New Year's Resolution

January 15, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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