Mike Adams

His letter said “I cannot thank you enough. You saved my soul.” Of course, that isn’t true. My mother helped save my soul. Her mother helped save hers. But it all goes back to a Jewish carpenter who died a couple of thousand years ago.

I celebrated my reader’s conversion with an Edge. Jesus would have liked the Edge. After all, he lived on the Edge.

  1. Romeo Y Juliet “Aniversario” Toro. This is yet another medium to full bodied recommendation. It is the richest cigar on this list with a wonderful cedar taste and aroma. This 6-inch by 56-ring also burns a little faster than any on this list. The draw and construction are both superb.

I love free guns. One of my readers – a wonderful attorney from Grand Rapids, Michigan – sent me a free Model 94 Winchester lever action chambered in .375 Winchester. As if that weren’t cool enough another reader gave me a Sig Sauer P229 chambered in 9mm.

I spent some of the money I saved from my gun budget on a box of Romeos. I bought some bullets, too.

  1. Rocky Patel Edge Sumatra Toro. This is a full bodied cigar with a fantastic hardwood taste and aroma. The 6-inch 52-ring version has surpassed the Edge Corojo as my favorite by Rocky Patel. There are about thirty of these aging in my humidor right now.

There’s a fellow who’s been writing nasty messages to me ever since he saw one of my speeches on CSPAN in July of 2006. His messages have often been very hostile. He even attacked me once after I suffered the loss of a child to a miscarriage. The urge to track down this seemingly bitter old man has been pretty overwhelming at times. But, over the last few months, his messages to me have been losing their edge.

This man used to take the position that “religion spoils everything.” His first several dozens emails were characterized by a pathological fear of Christianity. But, just a few days ago, after reading my column “The Prisoner” he wrote the following: “Thank you. It is a shame that some extremists have to spoil religion for everyone.

This man is probably only a few short months away from accepting Christ. When he does, I’ll smoke an Edge Sumatra. Then I’ll smoke another “V” for victory.

Mike Adams

Mike Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and author of Letters to a Young Progressive: How To Avoid Wasting Your Life Protesting Things You Don't Understand.