I’m not a glass empty kind of guy so we’ll start with the good bye part. We all know that sometimes in life things just don’t work out. It’s never someone’s fault or something in particular that triggers it, as the old saying goes, shit happens.
With that, I (the collective I) would like to thank Justin for his contributions to The Stogie Review. Justin brought some great ideas and insight to us during his stay. I wish Justin the best and hope he continues to make The Stogie Review a better place by continuing to be a supporter of the site. Long ashes Justin. I hope I can still look you up when I’m in Vegas (maybe October 15-19 for TechMentor Conference).
Now for the glass half full, welcome part. I’d like to welcome Brian Hewitt of Brian’s Random Thoughts as the newest reviewer of The Stogie Review. Hewitt (so not to confuse him with our other Brian who I now refer to as Tipton) has been helping us out the past couple weeks by filling in for me and my Friday spot. As a full time reviewer Hewitt will move to the Wednesday slot starting next week. Hewitt will continue to publish written reviews while he gets his video equipment setup. So give Hewitt a warm Stogie Review welcome.
Finally, I’m returning to my Friday spot starting tomorrow where I will be reviewing the Yellow Label from the CI Legends Series. This is the Series by Don Pepin Garcia. I’m hoping to get the new studio, also known as my backyard, finished up. If not, it will be back to basics and I will have a written review. If push came to shove how would you feel about a written and audio review in lieu of a video?