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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How to Ream a Pipe

How to Ream a Pipe

July 9, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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Proper Pipe Tobacco Humidification

Proper Pipe Tobacco Humidification

July 3, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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6 Mistakes Every New Pipe Smoker Should Avoid

6 Mistakes Every New Pipe Smoker Should Avoid

June 24, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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Edwin Hubble: Pipe Smoker and Astronomer

Edwin Hubble: Pipe Smoker and Astronomer

June 12, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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The Very Best Worst Pipe Ever

The Very Best Worst Pipe Ever

June 3, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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G.L. Pease: The Man Behind the Blends

G.L. Pease: The Man Behind the Blends

May 29, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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The Admired Matriarch of Cornell & Diehl Passes

The Admired Matriarch of Cornell & Diehl Passes

May 12, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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Per Jensen of Mac Baren: Tobacco Ambassador to the World

Per Jensen of Mac Baren: Tobacco Ambassador to the World

May 1, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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The History of Matches

The History of Matches

April 24, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart: Toughest Pipe Smoking Tough Guy

Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart: Toughest Pipe Smoking Tough Guy

April 17, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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