Set your calendars
for July 30 at 5:30 PM Pacific Time. Why? The Briar Blues drop
cam from my shop will go public again. At that time members of the
Vancouver Pipe Club and good friend Neill Archer Roan will visit.
For those that do live on the pipe planet, Neill's blog A Passion for
Pipes is a must visit.
Neill is also an author of an exceptional book
on Comoy's Blue Ribands. So while the gang is here the drop cam
will go public so you may watch the festivities. If the weather is
foul we will be in my shop. If the weather is fair, it will be in
my back yard. If you're in the area please feel free to drop in
and join us.
To join us via drop
On a serious note our good friend Aaron Marino of
AlphaM offered an interesting and thought provoking video this past
Friday. The subject was organ donations. Not a subject that
many of us wish to think about let alone discuss. Many of you are
still young and the thought of "what if something happens to me" rarely
creeps into your mind. At my age ( near 60 ) the light at the end
of the tunnel looks allot closer, so thoughts do at times wander towards
"what if". The video is not long and in Aaron's usual
fashion it's handled in a comfortable manor. The link to the video
For those that love clothes, my latest order from
Modern Tailors has just arrived. 4 exceptional 100% 2 ply cotton
shirts. These are not your garden off the rack variety, but made
to measure. I highly suggest you check them out. For first
time customers they offer an amazing deal. For new customers they have a
blue or a black shirt on for $19.95 and a white for $24.95.
If you visit their site and place an order please let them know how you
found out about them.
Also my latest order from the finest sock seller on
earth landed last week. As some of you know I'm not a tall man.
Some might even say I'm too short at a Redwood like 5'5" tall. One
of my greatest headaches is finding socks and shoes in my size. I
detest the concept of "one size fits all". Absolute bs. So I
only deal with Mes Chaussettes Rouge. These people offer socks in
sizes!!! Not only that, but the quality and service is second to
none. The order process is easy. Shipping is done quickly.
They even reply to emails! Imagine that. A retailer over
seas that actually cares enough to respond to clients. I can't
count the number of clothing retailers that have "lack of customer
service". If you order, the package will arrived neatly
wrapped in paper, which is inside a nice red cloth bag ( which works
well for packing shoes for travel ), plus a hand written Thank You note.
A 100% class act all the way.
Please check both retailers out. I have no
affiliation with either and get no residuals from either. I am
just an incredibly pleased customer.
Michael J. Glukler