Monthly Archives: January 2014

Social Skills

I’ve had a few visits from the web host at Closet Fascination and I’ve accepted her offer to visit her.  She really “gets” the whole ‘smoking appreciation’ thing and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my visits to her ‘site.  Recently she directed her readers to a blog post about the videos being employed in the Canadian government’s campaign […]

Love the Life You Live / Live the Life You Love

The great philosopher Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”  Fortunately, after Socrates said it, Plato wrote it down — otherwise Socrates’ words would have died with him.  Socrates was too cheap to buy a pencil! In our own time, the novelist Saul Bellow gave Socrates’ wisdom a conditional endorsement by adding, “but the […]

Sad, and Lonely, and Inhaling All the Way

Maybe, just maybe, the thing I need — the thing I need from all you wonderful smokers and smoking appreciators — is a tender “Boo” and a consoling “Hoo”.