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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The 25th Anniversary of Peterson's St. Patrick's Day Pipe

The 25th Anniversary of Peterson's St. Patrick's Day Pipe

January 27, 2023 by Chuck Stanion
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Rick Newcombe’s Pipe Dreams

Rick Newcombe’s Pipe Dreams

January 20, 2023 by Chuck Stanion
A Closer Look at Briar Grain

A Closer Look at Briar Grain

January 13, 2023 by Chuck Stanion
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The History of Santa Claus, Pipe Smoker

The History of Santa Claus, Pipe Smoker

December 23, 2022 by Chuck Stanion
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Grandpa and the Christmas Ice Storm

Grandpa and the Christmas Ice Storm

December 16, 2022 by Chuck Stanion
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In Celebration of Mark Twain's Birthday

In Celebration of Mark Twain's Birthday

December 7, 2022 by Chuck Stanion
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A Comprehensive Guide to Aging and Cellaring Pipe Tobaccos

A Comprehensive Guide to Aging and Cellaring Pipe Tobaccos

November 18, 2022 by Chuck Stanion
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Aerating a Bowl of Tobacco

Aerating a Bowl of Tobacco

November 9, 2022 by Chuck Stanion
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Introducing Bankside, the Inaugural Blend of G.L. Pease's Zeitgeist Collection

Introducing Bankside, the Inaugural Blend of G.L. Pease's Zeitgeist Collection

November 4, 2022 by Chuck Stanion
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The Devil's Pipe

The Devil's Pipe

October 28, 2022 by Chuck Stanion
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