The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Saturday, June 20, 2015


The post below this one was just published but was written yesterday.  It appears I did not publish it correctly as I was perhaps a bit "unfocused" at the time.  

But, I am serious in my goal of seriously reducing my pipe tobacco consumption. I remember feeling much better during the six weeks I did so in Lent of 2014.  I want to get back to that.  

There is no reason I cannot wrangle my resolve and my determination and do this!  I feel as if a plant is controlling me and that is idiotic.  My current plan is to smoke less today and on Sunday, and to have Monday be a first day for me to refrain for a full 24 hours.   Currently I am thinking I will do again what worked in that prior Lent.... Namely to refrain completely except for when I happen to be drinking.  

Realistically, I drink on Fridays, but not every Friday.  So, with this idea in mind, I should end up being pipe tobacco free at least 6 days a week.  If (when) I do this, I can then focus on the good feelings of not smoking my pipe with the added eventual goal of not smoking my pipe even if drinking.  That may take a bit more time, however.  So,  I think this is the start date of this new path for me.



Blogger John Maher said...


Saturday, 20 June, 2015  
Blogger sad king billy (pilgrim) said...

i think it's a lot easier being 100% tobacco free than being 85.71% tobacco free.

Monday, 22 June, 2015  
Blogger PipeTobacco said...

Billy Pilgrim:

I suspect you may very well be right. Unfortunately, at the moment, a 100% tobacco free existence seems beyond my capacity to contemplate.


Wednesday, 24 June, 2015  

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