Please understand that just because I had my pipe in the picture that does “not” mean, under any circumstances that I am advocating smoking. Because I’m not. I’ve been smoking a pipe, except for a couple of times, since I was in high school. And, as I have said, I am thinking that, sometime in the future, I may in fact stop smoking all together. If I have caused anyone any ill feelings by having one of my pipes in my picture. I would like to say that I am sorry for any ill feelings that having my pipe in the picture might have caused. And I hope that those who have any ill feelings, will forgive me. For it was not my intent to cause any ill feelings. I was just thinking that some of you, following my journal might like to see my new haircut and my new hat.