| The Mill
Jan. 14, 2020;
Most recently posted were two gourd
Calabash pipes on the Misc. page,
along with an interesting carved
meerschaum Chinese face. A Radice
Rind and Three Castellos went up on
the italian page and a Kevin Arthur and
KayWoodie Bull Moose on the U.S.
page along with a Jody Davis Friar.
Remember: "We are all bozos on this
A riff on the above quote came in today from
a friend: Blessed are we who can laugh at
ourselves for we shall never cease to be
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The ability of so many people to live
comfortably with the idea of capital punishment
is perhaps a clue to how so many Europeans
were able to live with the idea of the Holocaust:
Once you accept the notion that the state has
the right to kill someone and the right to define
what is a capital crime, aren't you halfway
there? -Roger Ebert, film-critic (18 Jun
I finally got to post pipe # 4 in my Human Folly-
HumanTragedy series, which I am doing in
collaboration with pipe maker Don Gillmore.
This pipe is The Children's Crusade,
representing all the centuries children have
been abused physically and emotionally,
creating a foundation for a screwed up next
On the front of the pipe's bowl is an
etched Knight's Templar Cross.
Somehow I jumped over pipe #3 in the
Series. The pipe, a volcano representing
the folly of building a city under a regularly
spewing Vesuvius, is in stock and only needs to
be posted. I'll do that soon.
# 3 in the Human Folly/Human Tragedy series is
now posted. If you think that building a city
under a live volcano, as the citizens of Pompeii
did, consider how much we've learned as a
species, with California, a state of over 30
million inhabitants, doing nothing but building
skyscrapers in cities like San Francisco, Oakland
and Los Angeles over huge fault lines. Brilliant.
Don't forget to see the Original Sin Apple
on the Human Folly page. It's called
"Paradise Lost" & it's the first pipe in our
ground breaking series that points a shaming
finger at instances of thoughtless human folly
that inevitably led to human tragedy. That first
five sold out quickly, and the 2nd group, three
of them, have just arrived. If you want one,
please let me know now as it will be awhile
before any others are produced.
We now are also showing pipe #2 in our Human
Folly Series, The Helen of Troy, a Yachtsman
(what else) to symbolize "the face that launched
thousand ships" and provoked a 10 year war
that culminated in a demolished great city
Also on the Specials page is pipe # 4, The
Children's Crusade, a reminder of the way we
abuse kids physically and emotionally, assuring
a screwed up next generation. The shape is an
Acorn of sorts, but the defining detail is the
Cross etched on the front of the bowl.
Pipe # 3 in the series is ready to post, too. It is
a Volcano, which might help you remember Mt.
Vesuvius and the devastation it did to the com-
munity that oh so wisely decided to camp and
build at the bottom of a deadly, active volcano.
It is horrifying that we have to fight our
own government to save the environment.
Ansel Adams, photographer (20 Feb 1902-1984)
Philanthropy is the refuge of rich people who
wish to annoy their fellow creatures.
All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his
delusions is called a philosopher.
If you wish to understand a philosopher, do not
ask what he says, but find out what he wants.
Friedrich William Nietzsche
Philosophy, n. A route of many roads leading
from nowhere to nothing.
Those who lack the courage will always find a
philosophy to justify it.
Pease Southlinch from 2002 NASPC show. $90
Friedman & Pease Winter's Tale. $100
New Tins arrived, including
Abingdon, and a bunch of
others from 2003 and starting @ $40 a tin.
More old, collectible tins from the 1990's:
For easy access to the address of other fine
used pipe dealers, please visit Estate Pipes
The web site is: www.estatepipescentral.com.