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About myself ...

Marcus well, there is actually not that much to tell. I started pipe smoking in 1996, inspired by my pipe and cigar smoking father. My first pipe was a cheap french NCLR, bought right out of the basket in a small tobacco shop in Dresden. This pipe is still somewhere around. Honestly, I didn't smoke it for quite a while, but I simply can't give it away. My first tobacco (Radfords Classic Port) was almost reason enough to quit smoking again ;-) Hey, I was a beginner then ...
 
If I wouldn't have found www.pipes.org and alt.smokers.pipes, this first pipe would probably have been my last. Well armed with lots of helpful information, my inital problems were easy to overcome.
 
Not that much later I found out that a pipe maker lives just a few kilometers away from me. After a visit to his workshop, I was finally hooked to the whole pipe business.
 
I'm not an active poster there anymore, but I enjoyed to read the German newsgroup de.alt.fan.tabak. For quite a while I was an active member of the editors team of www.daft.de, the newgroup's own website. There, I took care of the FAQ and the link lists.