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I was lucky enough to spend some time in the mountains near Canmore this past weekend for golf, Cuban cigars, some Rum and other adult beverages, but more than anything, spending time with good friends … If you ever get the opportunity to golf at two courses in particular; Silver Tip and the Stuart Creek […]

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This “Corona” from Arturo Fuente, although not a Cuban cigar, has a quality that keeps me coming back because of the complexity of flavors that I get out of it and makes me wonder how many other non-Cubans exist that would give me this much pleasure… I’ll admit that I first started smoking Cuban cigars […]

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Sitting on top of the painting, “The Pursuit Of Happiness” by Ulrike Ebeling is one of my favorite Cuban cigars, the Choix Supreme by El Rel Del Mundo… This Robusto has seen a few years in the humidor and the slight amount of plume that shows on the wrapper lets you know that my humidor […]

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Everyone likes a good gangster movie whether its from the 40′s or present day, the dark side in our mental make-up wants the bad guy to get away with all kinds of crime and live happily ever after in the Caribbean, smoking cigars in tropical bliss.  When I stop and think about it, I want […]

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The phrase in the medallion is, “Honi Soit Mal Pense” which translated means, “Shamed be he who thinks evil of it”… This is a great phrase to keep in mind when you run into those who look down on and berate someone who is smoking a cigar outdoors, out of the way of anyone and […]

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The Reinheitsgebot, or the Bavarian Purity Law that Germans adhered to since 1497, when making beer, is a law that requires beer be made from only hops, water and barley, which gives it a classic taste that leaves any North American beer drinker dazed and enchanted with it’s pure, simple and clean taste.  The creaminess […]

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I wanted to give a bit of attention to the sad news about two of the Arturo Fuente Warehouses going up in flames a few days ago.. By the sounds of it, a lot of aged and aging tobacco was destroyed and it must be a terrible loss to the company which produces some of […]

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It comes every second year, doesn’t last too long and provides you with some of the best entertainment in the Pacific Northwest.. That is, if you are a fly fisher… The Pink Salmon are here again and with some of the simplest pink flies you can tie, like the ones in the picture I tied […]

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In Canada we have a club for Armed forces people and veterans that are located in every city and small center across the country… These are the places to go, drink very affordable alcohol, listen to music from another era and maybe dance a bit, buy tickets on the “Meat Draw”, and enjoy a cigar […]

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Here is a pic of yours truly fishing at a lake in central British Columbia called Decca Lake… At the time the picture was taken I had a green dragon fly on my sinking line and I’m pulling in about a five pound Lake trout… These fish will tear after a fly and hit it […]

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