Tobacco & Pipe Shop Versus Facebook

It’s a place from a by-gone era: the tobacco and pipe shops. However, they still exist, though many of their suppliers are long since out of business. Today, I went to such a shop. I went to 3 of them actually—well… kinda, sorta, maybe. My father died over 18 years ago, in large measure as a result of his addiction… Continue reading

Day Two: Way on Down Memory Lane

Back in the Day (30 Years Ago: Durham, NC) Today I paid a visit to Brightleaf Square, old tobacco warehouses built in 1904 by the Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company and converted into upscale retail shops. It’s very nice. The concept existed back when I lived in Durham, but the shops, cafés and the like were not nearly as nice.… Continue reading