Author Archives: Lohcifer

The Best Education Money Can Buy

In the US, news on the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Justice Department made headlines this week. At least 50 people – including celebrities such as actress Lori Loughlin and Emmy-winning actress Felicity Huffman – have been … Continue reading

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Digital Retards

When she needed you, she would greet you like a long-lost brother. All smiles and warmth. The very next day, when you are no longer of any use to her, she could be in the same elevator as you – … Continue reading

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Plain Silly

A conversation with Lohcifer Interviewer: Lohcifer, why are you interested in this topic? Are you in the tobacco business? Lohcifer: I am an occasional pipe and cigar smoker. I do not smoke cigarettes. I am not a scientist, scholar, advocate, … Continue reading

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Turning 62

Today I turn 62. Over the past week or so, and in this and the coming weeks, I have been hosted and will be hosted to several so-called birthday meals in my honor. Except for two occasions, nobody has asked … Continue reading

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Scared Shitless!

These days I live in fear. I barricade myself at home. I make sure all the lights are off. I want to give the impression that no one’s in. I dread hearing my doorbell ring. I jump out of my … Continue reading

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!

In this shallow world we live in, if you are a billionaire, people will line up to smell your farts. If you have the money to act in your own kung fu flick or ride around on a motorbike or … Continue reading

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A Couple of Indonesian Pipe Tobacco

David returned from Indonesia last month with some Indonesian pipe tobacco and I sampled a couple. Hidden Dragon Tambolaka tobacco (above) from Indonesia is typically released to the market only after at least five years of tedious aging; that is, … Continue reading

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Scary! They Walk Among Us!

A couple of days ago, a three-meter-long python was found outside a well-known department store at Orchard. (Now, that’s nearly ten feet of snake!) Pythons are the world’s longest and heaviest snakes. They are constrictors. People and animals in this … Continue reading

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2018 – My Best Year Ever

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Dunhill Tobacco Available Again?

Change is a constant in the world of kapnismology. Laudisi Enterprises, who runs smokingpipes.com has acquired Kapp & Peterson Ltd, maker of Peterson pipes. No wonder when I met Sykes Wilford, President and CEO of Laudisi in Chicago a few … Continue reading

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