THE SHERLOCK HOLMES
PIPE CLUB OF BOSTON
Keeping The Smoking Lamp Lit Since 1989
There’s something about Autumn and smoking a pipe that just thrills me. Can’t really explain why but, maybe it’s a combination of things like wearing more clothing and having extra pockets to carry all the required accoutrements, or visions of a Norman Rockwell print portraying a perfect New England landscape in full Fall bloom, speculating that his inspiration came while puffing on a trusty pipe. Maybe it’s the warmth the pipe provides either in the hand or psychologically as the nights begin to get cooler. And, still, I think of those delicious blends in the cabinet reserved for this time of year that just satisfy so much more when there is dew on the pumpkin. What ever your reason is, let us all welcome this wonderful season with open arms and a clenched briar.
The mystery tobacco tasting at the last meeting proved to be a huge success and I for one got to try a tobacco that I probably would have never given a second look. Thanks again Nelson for being so generous with your stash and introducing a blend to many of us. I have since bought 8 oz of ready rubbed and 2 tins of flake to cellar.
Congratulations to Todd Brugman he gets my unofficial title of “pipe man of the year” Not only was he featured on one of the pipe podcasts but now has gained employment at Perretti’s. Exciting times for Todd. Be sure to congratulate him.
October marks Italian American Heritage Month by recognizing the contributions and achievements of Italian Americans. The heritage month is in October to coincide with Columbus Day. Italian American Heritage Month celebrates the distinguished cultural contributions of Americans with Italian lineage. So, bring and light up your favorite Italian made pipe and get an extra ticket for a chance in the Presidents raffle. I might even leave the White Spots at home and sport a Savinelli!
See you Tuesday, Kevin
Riverville Murder - Chapter 30 & 31
“Then let me show you at least one of Boston’s splendors. It’s close to closing, so let’s head for the Parker House for a couple of drinks, some dinner, good conversation, and then we’ll take you to the airport. Where is your luggage?”
“In a locker at British Airways terminal,” Sullivan answered. “I took the time to take it there before looking you up.”
Qualter called before the three left for the Parker House. “Where will you be in the morning, Boss? There are conversations on the recorder you will want to hear. Things are popping, and I think you will soon be hearing from Alice Nadeau. These conversations will give you a jump on her. We’ll be there at eight o’clock if you like.”
On the way, Scott gave Allan a summary of Qualter’s call and asked to pick him up for the eight o’clock meeting.
Pipe and Tobacco Podcasts
Country Squire Radio
A weekly podcast about all things pipes and tobacco. Beau and Jon David have a great chemistry and keep you entertained every week. Check their website for show times. They mix it up a lot YouTube | Website
(1:00 PM Eastern Time)
PipesMagazine Radio Show
A different interview every week with Brian Levine a well known member of the tobacco industry. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show! iTunes | Website
(Live Tuesday evenings 8 PM )
Pipe and Tamper Pipecast
A Podcast for the Tobacco Pipe Enthusiast. Interviews with pipe carvers and industry influencers. Quick tobacco reviews and segments on pipes and tobaccos. New episodes are available on the 1st and 15th of every month. iTunes | Website
Sherlock Holmes Podcasts
I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere (IHOSE)
A delightful way to spend an evening with Holmes as your affable co hosts Scott Monty and Burt Wolder share their unique perspectives and sense of humor. Find out more than you ever thought possible about the greatest pipe smoker that never lived.
Shows come out twice a month. iTunes | Website
Sherlock Holmes: Trifles
From the producers of the I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere podcast, Trifles is a 15-minute, weekly audio program where Scott & Burt discuss something related to the Canon.
Have you ever stopped to wonder about why Dr. Watson was called James by his wife? Or of Sherlock Holmes's dining habits? Or what happened when he let a criminal escape? Answers to these questions and more await in Trifles, a weekly podcast about details in the Sherlock Holmes stories. iTunes | Website
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