We are not to ask what our country can do for us, but to think on what we can do for our country. This mindset has been planted in the citizens of the United States of America through the famous words of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. However, for immigrants that continue to embark into an unknown [...]
This beer was like medicine, breakfast and penny-saver all at once. By 13% it is higher than any beer I ever had and higher than most wines, that way those who wish to have a buzz need to drink less than usually necessary. The heavy consistency and its darkness fill you up - like a [...]
Antonio Genaro Martinez (1947 – 2002) arrived in New York in 1972 from Tamboril, Dominican Republic. Two years later, after working as cigar roller for a couple of local manufacturers, he began blending and rolling his very own, establishing Martinez Hand Rolled Cigars. Today – under the direction of his son, Jesus Martinez – the [...]
In our modern world we tend to focus on the future. Feeling we have arrived today’s moment, which could be seen as a physical reality, we look ahead, inventing, thinking, constructing and planning. Thus we invest a great amount of energy in letting the future be manifested today. Those who do that are praised as [...]
There might be some truth to the quality of company we are as a bunch in smoke lounges. It might be accurate to describe ourselves as a league consisting in part of gentle men, gentle souls and inquisitive, vibrant minds. Yes, and this is true in the perception of this young man. It is the [...]
One of the most wonderful, advanced, primitive and scientific things we have achieved as humans is fire placement and control.
Just as I had been taking notes; searching in my memory for possible conceptual connections; considering all the things we might understand under the term 'taste'; and aiming at stretching the experience of the palate towards a multi-censorial bath, a first occurred, as I was given a pouch containing pipe tobacco, but without a name [...]