Men, Whiskey, Cigars, Books, and Minstry

Now that I have had a score of years experience in hospitality and teaching men I should like to make a few observations and suggestions oh how Christians should approach men and ministry among them.  Never Underestimate Laziness I’ll be the first to admit that giving a lecture or a sermon is where I live.Continue reading “Men, Whiskey, Cigars, Books, and Minstry”

Perhaps like Spurgeon

There are worse ways to pass a warm Memphis afternoon than with a cigar and mint julep in the shade of a porch. And it provides an excellent opportunity to be edified. It is simple to fall into the pattern of throwing a show on and making some decent headway on a series. And IContinue reading “Perhaps like Spurgeon”

Whiskey, Books, and Everything

I am starting to think maybe I should put more effort into book collecting than whiskey. It was less frustrating and had more fun surprises. For nearly two years now I have been frustrated in my attempts to acquire a bottle of Henry McKenna 10 Year bourbon. I have come close to getting one, IContinue reading “Whiskey, Books, and Everything”

Eulogy for a Cigar Shop

Today I went into my first tobacconist for the last time. When I first started smoking cigars I wandered into Madison Tobacco, and was in love. They did not have the largest humidor in the world, nor the greatest selection. But what they did have was character. I can remember as a kid their cigarContinue reading “Eulogy for a Cigar Shop”

I Need to Listen to Sam More

It was a dark and clear night. Caleb and revived the fire to a proper blaze, and we all sat back with our double scotches satisfied from the feast we had just consumed. And once again Sam, in his slow, teacherly way pointed out what a rare thing it is that we have with ourContinue reading “I Need to Listen to Sam More”

The Troglodyte Ventures Forth

Today brings no puttering around the TULIP garden, but some housekeeping with three brief announcements. First, in an effort to drag myself further into the world wide web, the Instagram account associated with this blog is being relaunched. Originally it was run by my co-conspirator due to my deep hatred of those meddling kids overContinue reading “The Troglodyte Ventures Forth”

Of Wives and Cigars

Introduction On a lovely Sunday afternoon I sat on my porch puffing away on my third cigar of the day as my wife rooted around in the nearby flower bed for rogue monkey grass. And as we enjoyed our time we listened to a few weeks old episode of Doctrine and Devotion. In which theContinue reading “Of Wives and Cigars”