Someday I will get around to putting something interesting here.

And for what it’s worth, I am smoking a very old Charatan Supreme in the picture, for those of you who care about such things.


21 Responses to “About Me”

  1. 1 gnarlybriar
    July 28, 2007 at 6:10 pm

    Hi Stephen! I like your site!

    Thank you!

  2. 2 Kurt
    September 2, 2007 at 8:36 pm

    Hey Stephen,

    Nice web site!

    How about posting a pic of you with your pipe on your About Me page?


    consider it done.

  3. November 20, 2007 at 11:27 pm

    Nice pic. Now the only question is, what are you looking at?

    I honestly don’t remember. Judging from the angle of my head, probably some hot chick’s ass. 8)

  4. 4 Red
    November 21, 2007 at 2:31 pm

    Had to get another peek!

    Aww, shucks, ma’am! You’re making me blush (as well as causing certain other changes in my anatomy. 8)

  5. January 24, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    How have I never been here? We have so many common blogrolles (is that a word?) Your weblog is thought provoking…I’ll definitely be adding you to my blogroll.

    Hey, cowgal! Thanks for stopping by.


  6. January 26, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    I haven’t had a look here before I must be honest…looking quite distinguished there aren’t we???

    Well, I know better than to argue with a Nanny on the edge. 😉

  7. 8 Dennis levine
    January 28, 2008 at 1:38 am

    Thanks for the great site!! Maybe you can help me. I have just bought a Sasieni, bent Rhodesian, that has wear to the name area. But this is what’s there that I can read:
    On the left side of the diamond shank the name starts out with a Capital “B” and ends with ‘eret’s’ and below that: Supreme Grain. Then on the right side it says ” Made in England by Sasieni” and the number is 179S. A stunning bent. Can you please shed some light on this pipe? Maybe it was made for a store???
    Thanks very much in advance,

    It sounds like it might have been a private label pipe. I’ll send you an email. Thanks for stopping by!


  8. 9 Robert Donnelly
    February 14, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Hello Steve,

    It’s so great that you have a site up, and I like it’s design. I also like
    all the interesting questions and your replies. Very informative.

    Best Regards,

    Thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you’re enjoying it.

  9. February 21, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Wonderful Site…you have a certain way with your words. Topics are interesting and humor fresh. Nice Site

    Thanks for those kind words, and thank you for stopping by!


  10. 11 Red
    March 16, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    You went and got yer own joint, MrSmith?!
    Yayyy for you!

    Actually, it’s the same old joint, just gussied up a bit. 😉


  11. 12 Spaz
    May 29, 2008 at 7:15 am

    just a short note to let you in on my secret plan (so no word on my blog please) to surprise my little Sis at her 30th BD party back home. Will be back in 2 weekends.
    Take care, until then

    Have a good trip!

  12. May 29, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    As I read your “about page” once more… the same thought came to my mind… My father… he is not here anymore, but by your comments and your photo I am sure he would nod and say “I can see how”

    I’m not sure I completely get what you mean here, but it sounds like a compliment. 😉

  13. August 20, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    This shot doesn’t do you justice at all………

    Awwwwww, shucks, ma’am! 😳

  14. 15 Dr. LizardO
    October 28, 2008 at 12:23 am

    G’day mate!

    This is Ronnie from Down Under. I’m gonna come up there and make blood happen – all over your Trick-or-Treat suit!

  15. 16 Dr. LizardO
    October 28, 2008 at 12:45 am

    And BTW, are you “re-purposing” Rowdy Herrington’s title, “A Murder of Crows”, (starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Tom Berenger)?!

  16. March 29, 2009 at 2:56 am

    I have a Sasieni Second that I’m trying to date.It has a cursive S on stem is Rustic,has Old England,London Made and the arched Made in England
    stamped on it.It also has the numbers and letter 52S on it and is an
    Apple,2in tall bowl,so nice and meaty.It has all the stampings of dotted Sasieni,except for the name Sasieni.

    Do you happen to know what date it might have been made in?I tried to look at your ways to date,but to poor eyes and short memory loss,I can’t put my finger on a date era.I’m almost positive that it was made during the good briar and heat testing times,but want to make sure.I tried collecting Sasieni,wanting the heat treated ones,but could never find one so I gave up.Then this pipe popped up and got it at a great price
    and it has been well taken care of.

    Can you help me out on this pipe?My hopes are that it was made during the heat test era. thanks,Robert

  17. 18 Beau Regard
    April 7, 2009 at 1:39 am

    Stephen (if I may be so informal given our lack of a formal introduction):

    The purpose for contacting you will perhaps seem odd. Nevertheless, I felt it important to do so. The reason, for both, is in regards to your comment on EBay associated with the auction of the Sasieni FAMILY ERA Four-Dot “Derby” Sandblast 1946-79, where you very appropriately asked for attribution. Whereas I deemed your comments to be entirely fitting and polite, I found the answer by Valichka Consignment Pipe Sales to be unnecessarily brusque and dismissive, if not ill-mannered. As a pipe enthusiast of many years, I was offended by the boorish reaction and lack of appreciation. Maybe it is I who is overly sensitive about rude behavior. Nevertheless I wanted to express to you my admittedly unsolicited support.

    In addition, the occasion of this incident, provides me the opportunity to thank you for the helpful information you have unknowlingly provided me with your research about the Sasieni brand. Your work filled a void. I have often consulted you article when deciding to purchase a Sasieni pipe, or to bid for one on EBay.
    Kind Regards,

  18. 19 Flint Liddon
    July 7, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    I was all set to dislike your poetry. Ready to chuckle at your attempts. Then I read some of it. I liked it. And frankly I am an unfairly tough critic. I enjoyed that, thank you.

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