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Scribbly·6.21.22

around the web Wilke Pipe Tobacco has announced a new bulk blend “Coronado Oriental” (San Diego Pipe Club). They are also a retailer for C&D Haunted Bookshop Kake, which we promoted several months back. Speaking of which, for Haunted Bookshop fans, a convenient kake format is now available at retailers. My friends at Merchant Service …

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Fathersly·6.19.22

Some unofficial notes (without care for first or third person perspective shifts) from Ken, The Golf line of tobaccos are here. The initial stocking had twice as much inventory for Spike and Trail versus Fairway and Dubbs. Don’t let the early sell out of the ones with the least stock be mistaken for a demonstrated …

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Light·Bits·6.11.22

In case you are wondering if this is a stealth news item announcing some new item, just go back to your day and skip this informal “Ken” post. Rhythms Whether you are working today, working out today, grilling, or hanging with friends. Live in the here and now around you versus digital reality, and you’ll …

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Bird·Law·6.10.22

Seasons change and the birds at Venture HQ do as well. This morning a Goldfinch arrived at the second story window for the morning feed. How are your animals doing? Side Note: Golf test mixtures are off to testers. The final testing codenames were FMV-2 (Fragrant Matured Virginia #2), SMV-1 (Simply Matured Virginia-1), VPR-DR (pronounced …

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Lab·Diary·6.6.22

For Monday Fun Day, some Design Notes for codename FMV-2 and the Golf series. McClelland 2000 Fragrant Matured Kake was a broken flake offering that people either didn’t care for, or enjoyed immensely. It has always stayed in the back of my mind for inspiration. As part of the Golf series of tobaccos, a Fragrant …

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Design·Notes·6.3.22

Sometimes a blend starts with an idea like “what about the ruins of an acropolis?” It is a challenge that you set for yourself to move out of your comfort zone by attacking a target that is so far from normal inspiration that it requires metaphorical connections. When working on a concept like “Trail Mix”, …

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Ken’s·Health·6.2.22

From: Ken Ken’s health is good. In fact, so many people in Chicago asked “what have you been doing?” in that regard, that I (Ken) decided to talk about it. Ken threw away almost everything in his pantry that contains Cottonseed Oil, Safflower Oil, Soybean Oil, Sunflower Oil, Palm Oil, “Natural Flavors”, Soybean derivatives, Corn …

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Wordy

Birdy Spring is proceeding at a relaxing pace. We are releasing less and producing more as part of our “Fear of Missing Out” reduction strategies. We realize that some people actually want the “Race” aspect of buying products, but we like to watch birds. The white breasted nuthatch has been visiting the Venture second floor …

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In·The·Pipe·4.28.22

More Meditations is in the Pipeline. Spacial Cuts #2 is a “dense mass of red Virginia plug scraps that needs drying time”. This one is a “one and done” because the newer process no longer produces scraps. Like Special Cuts #1, we hope it sits on the rack for at least another few weeks so …

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