Out of the Humidor
From the Print Edition:
J.P. Morgan, Mar/Apr 00
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To not include these two movies in your article is to give an incomplete review of his career and is a disservice to African-Americans who hold him up as one of this generation's great black actors.
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I have been a casual cigar smoker for about four years. For as long as I can remember, my father has smoked cigars, but I have never taken the chance to smoke one with him. Earlier this year I was going through a somewhat sticky divorce when my dad, who lives in Alaska, decided to visit for a few days. During his visit we got to talking about cigars. We took a trip to my favorite tobacconist and walked into the humidor. Before this trip my knowledge of cigars was severely limited, but on this day my education was to begin. My father talked about every aspect of cigars--size, shape, color and construction. We decided on Aurora Robustos and took our purchases home. It was a clear, cold, sunny day and we sat on my deck smoking them while my education continued: cutting, lighting, draw, taste and the big warning, "never inhale," which I had been doing until that day. I discovered that you could really taste a cigar if you don't inhale.
In the past 20 years (I am 38), my father and I have spent few precious days together; that day will always be etched in my memory. He also subscribes to your magazine, and I hope he gets a chance to read this letter, should you decide to publish it.
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I've been enjoying cigars for about 10 years and have been subscribing to your magazine for the last few. By the way, did I mention I'm female? You see, that's the point. While I consistently find a wealth of information in Cigar Aficionado, I also find a "niche" that is neglected--articles geared to the female smoker.
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