My friends call me Dave. The id never felt quite right, like a syllable that hung too long in the air. I learned to sign my name as David M. West, though, many years ago when I first began a profession.

I’ve written about cigars for years now at, but only recently began expressing other thoughts on paper. I’ve been trying on different styles like pairs of shoes, seeing which I find the most comfortable and which I enjoy the most. They’re not always the same thing, and I’ve learned quite a bit in just my first month.

If you’re here, I hope you’ll find something that interests you enough to come back once I’ve had a book formally published.


-David M. West

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