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A Review of Mission Impossible – Fallout

Mission Impossible has hit the theaters and we choose to accept going to see it.   This is the sixth chapter in the series.  By anyone’s count, that is a lot.  But we’re guessing that it still has a few left in it before Tom Cruise jumps over to the cast of The Expandables.  The

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The World is Looking Up

Yesterday the world was treated to the lunar eclipse of the century.  When we say “of the century” we mean it was the longest eclipse for over a hundred years. Not that it lasted a hundred years, but it lasted almost two hours and that won’t happen for another century.  When we say the world,

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Easy like Sunday Morning

Easy Like Sunday Morning Life moves so quickly. Think about where you were ten years ago. A lot has changed, yet it seems like it was only last week. Robin Williams starred in a movie called The Dead Poet’s Society.  His character is an English teacher at a prestigious all boys school in the early

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It’s in the Box

Scenario 1 You walk into the office. Before you even look around, you can feel that something is about to happen. It dawns on you, the normal sounds of busyness are silent.  You look around and you sense that everyone is trying not to look at you. Your boss appears around the corner. She hands

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Rays of Hope for Ybor

It is time to start talking about the Tampa Bay Rays baseball franchise moving to Ybor. The Tampa Bay Times, in an article written by Paul Gazzo, states that Ybor was once known as the Cigar Capital of the World, but has not been able to make that claim since the 1950s. The problem he suggests

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The Caverns of the Human Heart

An amazing story unfolded in the last two weeks. It captured the attention of the world and brought heroes from around the globe to the feet of the Chiang Rai mountains in Thailand. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you know we’re talking about the incredible rescue of Thai boys from the caves.

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In It for the Long Draw

There you are sitting in a comfortable chair, a cool breeze sweeps the edge of heat away, the blue sky lifts your spirits.  You slowly draw from your Tabanero Aged Toro and your thoughts begin to flow towards the deeper waters of life and philosophy.  It is summer after all and such thoughts do come. 

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye

Hopefully you’ve been following our blogs. Recently we have talked about both the situation in Nicaragua and the impending FDA regulations. Let us start with Nicaragua. There has been political unrest, which has led to violence, a work strike, and a blockade of major thoroughfares including the Pan-American highway. As we have said, the well-being

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In the Heat of the Battle

The Texas air outside was sweltering but the atmosphere inside the little Plano courtroom was even steamier. It was the location for the most recent battle between the cigar industry and the FDA.  There have been several rounds of discussions in courts around the country. This one was a little different. The basic issues are

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The Chosen Path

  Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair… I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence:

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The Great Fellowship

Our goal is to create and nurture community.  Yes, we are a business.  As such we do not need to make a profit to exist.  However, that isn’t the reason we exist.  Our larger purpose is to create a community. But what does that mean?  We turned to Google for an  official definition because they’re

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The Power of Story

In each and everyone one of us there is a story.   Lately we have been telling tales, all kinds of stories involving cigars. We are reaching way back to resurrect the ancient legends of how tobacco came to be.  We are relating the history of how tobacco was discovered in the New World, was

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An SOS from Nicaragua

Today our thoughts on Nicaragua. Our original intent was to write an article about how the new FDA regulations will effectively end our importation of Nicaraguan tobacco.* However, recent events are putting the people of Nicaragua in danger. There has been political unrest and so far over one hundred people have died in the violence. 

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Petition to Save the Heritage of Cigar City

Hello Taba Family, The time has come to rally together to preserve our cigar aficionado lifestyle.  Please go to this link to sign the petition to save premium cigars.  We will give the link again at the end of the blog.  First allow us to explain the situation: In 2009 The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco

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Good Brews: Four Benefits of Drinking Coffee

Tabanero is known for its amazing hand-made cigars. Did you know that we also that we are master brewers of coffee? It’s true. Did you also know that drinking coffee is good for you? That too is true. Over the past decade many studies have been done. They all reached a common conclusion. Coffee is

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