How much is enough?

Cigar Talk, Cigar Commentary, I have 3 humidors of cigars with a pretty full stash. Each holds about 50 smokes and stored by type.  Two

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Loser, Dead and Company, 5/27/16

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Fire on the Mountain

Life Style , Commentary  Be Prepared is the Boy Scouts motto.  I was an Eagle Scout so I have no excuses. Yesterday was supposed to

Dead and Company, for true believers

 Report from the Vegas show will be forthcoming from one of my Dead head buddies. Keep smoking ARTICLE Dead & Company: “You Can Still Make

It could be worse

Memorial weekend at the Lone Wolf Cigar  Lounge, no traffic on the LA streets and smoking a very good Cuban cigar. Quai D’orsay Keep smoking

It’s N.R.B.Q. Baby

Here is a tale of musical connections. The string starts in 1972 when I was an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 56 , Forest Hills ,

Follow up photos on new Xikar lighter

Cigar Talk , Cigar products, Cigar commentary Here are two photos of the retooled Xikar Stratosphere 2 Lighter. It’s clearly built for rugged use with

True to their word, Xikar products

Cigar talk, cigar commentary , product review I previously commented on the design flaw concerning Xikar’s Stratosphere 1 lighter. I enjoyed the operation of  the lighter as

It’s a good day to smoke in Los Angeles

Cigar review, cigar talk A great way to spend my Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. The weather was in the 70’s , listening to the

A Tale of two cigar events

Cigar Talk , Cigar News, Cigar Events Cigar events are always a big kick to me.  You meet a wide array of cigar types: the

Cigar bundles, love them or ?

Cigar Talk, Cigar Commentary  While many a cigar “expert” disdains bundled cigars for their inferior quality and look, you cannot question  they sell very  well.

Todd Rundgren I saw the light , 1973

                          The immortal Todd performing one of his hits, enjoy.      

Todd Rundgren , A rock wizard

                    A Rock Music Story I was a true Todd Rundgren music believer, the memories were

New Riders of the Purple Sage

One of the many subsets of the Grateful Dead, NRPS were a great compliment to the Dead Family. They could stand alone on their merits

The Grateful Dead and Cigars

For those who know my history , I am a Dead Head. Not the extreme Dead Head who travels all over the country , going

New La Palina Cigar Release and Event

LA Palina is now producing  dynamic new blends with a moderate price point. I reviewed two and have had good experiences with both.  For the

New Cigar Stash

                           Cigar Talk, Cigar Discovery Just received this great looking cigars from a small

Cigar Event at Lone Wolf Cigar Lounge, 5/18/17,

  You are cordially invited to The Lone Wolf Cigar Lounge For an evening of good times and for a special cigar tasting & pairing event. –

He would be banned by the FDA

         Wonder what he would have thought in today’s  anti cigar mind set?                 Keep

My dad’s favorite cigar

  White Owls were  considered a step up from the usual machine made smoke. “First produced in 1887, are manufactured in Dothan, Alabama with a

Design flaw?

 Cigar Talk, Cigar Commentary I own 4 Xikar lighters which have provided mostly reliable service. I also possess two cutters which I use extensively. Xikar

You bet your life, real world

Cigar humor and history Groucho Marx’s son Arthur remembers, fondly, that he was the recipient of his famous father’s second hand cigar smoke as an infant,

JFK with his Upmann

 Cigar Commentary  This is a great photo of JFK relaxing with his brand. Now that smoking a cigar is considered a heinous crime, you will

Second Time Around

Cigar Review After the wonderful time I had with the Brick House Churchill , I had high expectations for the Brick House Maduro Robusto. I

Cigar shape and size chart

Cigar Talk Here is a very good tool for understanding the many different variations of cigar shapes and sizes available for the consumer.  Some shapes

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