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Stogie Commentary: Time for Optimism…And Cigars

15 Mar 2007

Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a cigar.

In many parts of the country, the weather is turning nice. For others, the change is only weeks away.

green_grass_blue_sky.jpgAnd if you are a sports fan, these are terrific times – from NCAA basketball to NASCAR, from an extra hour of daylight on the golf course to the joy of spring training. Fishing, boating, swimming, and baseball’s Opening Day aren’t far off. All of these activities can be enhanced with a nice stogie.

Of course, a good cigar also adds to the enjoyment of a beautiful sunset or the simple evening sounds of nature.

And if it’s been awhile since you’ve stopped at your local tobacco shop to have a smoke in pleasant company, drop by and see what’s new and enticing in the humidor.

With so many smoking bans and restrictions being considered and enacted, you can be forgiven for feeling that cigar smoking – and yourself – are under siege. On the other hand, with spring on the horizon, it’s also time for optimism.

What an incredible array of great sticks are available, with new ones entering the market seemingly every week. Not the slapped together junk from the boom days, but high-quality cigars crafted by excellent, knowledgeable blenders and rollers.

You can choose from any number of marvelous cigars at pretty reasonable prices, especially when you consider that you’re getting a hand-made product created despite the vagaries of weather and international trade.

I can’t think of anything else that can create so much pleasure for so little cost. So please, take my advice: Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a cigar.

George E

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5 Responses to “Stogie Commentary: Time for Optimism…And Cigars”

  1. Tito Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 5:03 am #

    What does NASCAR have to do with being a sports fan?

  2. Rick Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 5:57 am #

    "What does NASCAR have to do with being a sports fan? " Ha! I second that emotion.

    In all seriousness, though, thank you, George, for this optimistic piece. It's all to easy to get caught up in the negativity of smoking lately, and this serves as a nice reminder of why I took up cigars in the first place.

  3. Anon Ymous Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 2:29 pm #

    I was feeling pretty optimistic until my NCAA bracket went to shit…

  4. Doug Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 4:08 pm #

    Amen – well said.

  5. Dicksbain Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 5:57 pm #

    As the weather gets warmer, I simply can't wait for to smoke some fine cigars! Recently moving from California to Ohio, I now know how awful winters can be. Especially without cigars. No more freezing cold weekends spent in the garage! Of course, now the weekends will be spent mowing the lawn, but at least I'll have a fine cigar in one hand!