Happy Holidays 2019

It is early in the morning of Christmas Eve 2019, my favorite time of day. The quiet is conducive to thought, and to work. As I set down to work on writing this, my third holiday greetings blog post, I realized that I had not done very much blog writing this year, and thought it … Continue reading Happy Holidays 2019

Rethinking the Retort

A retort is a fairly simple device used to clean and sanitize the interior of a briar pipe. Most pipe smokers are familiar with the concept. Some sort of glass container is used to boil alcohol and a tube transfers the hot vapor to the interior of the pipe via the stem. There are a … Continue reading Rethinking the Retort