Category: Personal


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 […]

Personal Stogie News

The Story of The Little Robusto Project

For those of you who come here often, you already know or at least have an idea of what The Little Robusto Project is. “Little Robusto” was the affectionate nickname I gave my son JJ. Sadly, JJ passed away on November 2, 2007 from SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) while at daycare when he was […]


Smoke A JJ for JJ Day Tribute

The generosity of the cigar community never ceases to amaze me. I’d like to thank our long time friend JerseyJay who is graciously holding a tribute and contest on his blog, You can read more about Jay’s contest to raise awareness for this event and for SIDS in general. I appreciate everyone who helps […]


Support Team JJ

A bit late notice but the family and I are participating in a SIDS Charity Walk tomorrow (Saturday, May 7). This is the 13th Annual Walk for SIDS sponsored by the Center for Infant & Child Loss. The Center for Infant & Child Loss works with Maryland families and communities facing the sudden unexpected death […]

Events Personal

How I Spent My Time in the DR

Many of you know that I traveled with Brian Hewitt and many other bloggers to visit the La Aurora Factory in the Dominican Republic. Great trip and I’m still going through the footage, sound bites and pictures that I captured. While the factory tour, cigar tastings and dinners were all phenomenal, the below video was […]

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