Author: Charlie

Charlie has been enjoying cigars since 2000 and generally prefers a medium-bodied, full-flavored smoke. A USAF vet, he currently works as a data scientist focusing on natural language processing and is pursuing a PhD in computer science in his spare time. Originally from Connecticut and now residing in Northern Virginia, Charlie is also a fan of football, science fiction, political philosophy, and single malt scotch. You can contact Charlie on Twitter @greenbacker.
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Esteban Carreras 211 (first impressions)

You call that a storm? No, actually, they called that a “derecho.” Despite hurricane-force winds that arrived without warning on Friday night, I’m still here and kickin’. We lost power for about 16 hours, but actually suffered more damage the previous Friday caused by a lightning-induced surge. The heat wave continues, however (about “three degrees […]

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La Flor Dominicana Reserva Especial (first impressions)

Things are starting to settle down a little bit with the newborn, but I still haven’t had time to finish my next full review. Other than the CAO Last Stick Standing clips, it’s been a while since my last video, so I decided to pull something out of my desktop humidor for a quick first […]


It’s a Boy!

My wife Kate and I are proud to share the joyous news that our son, Charles Francis Greenbacker IV, was born at 10:17pm last night. Everyone is doing quite well: mother and child are resting peacefully, and dad is over the moon. Birth stats: 8 lbs 6 oz, 20.75 inches Since there are already several […]

Week in Smoke

Charlie’s Month in Smoke, vol. 6

No baby yet, though his arrival is expected any day now. Fortunately, I’ve got a coolidor full of cigars to help me anxiously pass the time. It hasn’t quite been a month since my last entry in this series, but I figure no one’s keeping score exactly, so it should be ok. Here’s a recap […]

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