Light My Fire

The great poet laureate Lauryn Hill once penned, Come on baby light my fire Everything you drop is so tired Music is supposed to inspire So how come we ain’t gettin’ no higher For years cigars have served as an inspiration for me. An inspiration to write, to share, to entertain and even to try…

Nonpartisan Cigars

“Your political opinions are not important to me right now, I’m enjoying my cigar” is what most patrons are thinking when “political experts” get warmed up at shops…or at least it’s what I’m thinking. Between social media, news, the internet, the only thing people seem to care or talk about these days is who’s right, who’s wrong, who’s…

Are Tobacconists an Endangered Species?

Duplicates of fine artwork can be purchased at flea markets, but there is still a need for art galleries. I can buy shoes and bags from the guy on the corner near my office, but there is still a need for specialty stores that exclusively sell and know those products. Why? Because there is no…

The Bay of Cigs and the Cuban Cigar Crisis

There are 3 things affecting my cigar smoking freedoms: The FDA and proposed regulations on premium cigars My favorite downtown bar banning cigars The Cuban Embargo And while the first two of these not happening will definitely make my life easier, the last one leaves me with mixed feelings. Every time I log on to my computer or open…