I've been enjoying pipes and an occasional cigar for years, but more importantly I enjoy the people I've met while discussing tobacco and pipe shape/form/function. I've had a few setbacks in recent years and lost contact with the online pipe community. The gents (characters) I used to sit down and smoke with have vanished for various reasons, and I look to interact on some level with some pipe people.
"People are not made better by a briar. An idiot before smoking a pipe is still an idiot after smoking a pipe, they're just more likely to speak less drivel with something in their mouth. For that, all society should be grateful."