Monday, July 18, 2016

Life Drags you Along Sometimes...But Snuff is There

A dramatic turn of events.  Unexpected developments.  Evolving and unprecedented circumstances.  Life throws these at you sometimes.  Well, to be honest...a lot of the time.  Some you roll with, adapt to, and learn from...while others are worth fighting with everything to resist.  You can control your own approach to life, your own decisions, and your own actions...but that's about all you control.  Other people are out of your control.  The decisions of others are out of your control.  The goals and plans of others...also out of your control.

But, snuff is there.

The amazing smells and rich fragrances.  The pleasant burn and tingle in your nose.  The contrasting stimulation and relaxation that impossibly wash over you at the same time.  These selfish, private joys accompany you on your journey.  And so much very much better...if you can share these joys with other snuff-takers that share your love of this ancient practice.  Gentlemen and ladies well met, and sharing in your admiration for the leaf of wonders.

About 4 or 5 months ago, I started a new job.  It quickly turned into a new career.  I've been working very hard to learn a new trade...a skill set that will keep me gainfully employed for my second half of life.  It has been exhausting, fun, frustrating, rewarding, and I've been loving it.  But, it took away a lot of my free time.  I haven't posted on this blog in some time, or visiting the Facebook page, or adding content to the message board.  Just too much energy taken for the new job...and the new direction.

But, true to the premise of this post...snuff has been there.  A pinch of Pure Virginia Toast at lunch.  Some McChrystal's Anisette while resting in the evening.  Some Viking Dark once the kids were put to bed.  Some Silver Dollar Blueberry on a Saturday afternoon.  And on occasion, when in the presence of other snuff-takers, legendary snuff binges that would make the Victorians blush.

With the insane pressures of the new job having calmed somewhat, I'll be posting more.  I'll be finishing up the Modern Snuff website.  And we'll see what other surprises we can bring into being.

Mark Stinson
Modern Snuff

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