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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Behind the Images


You may have noticed that I've been very quiet on this blog for a very long time. The reason is that I've been spending a lot of time pursuing my other main interest: photography. I have found the time I invest in that to be very rewarding, so it occupies all of my available free time. The purpose of this very short post is to point you to where you can find me when I'm quiet here.

Shaving, A Faster Alternative?


So, remember how I said that the best tech was low-tech? Well...it is...but only if you have lots of time on your hands. In the months that have elapsed since I switched to a double-edged safety razor, I've learned one important thing: Yes, safety razors shave amazingly well and are very cheap, but they are very, very, unforgiving.

I found that I had to focus very intently to shave, all the while being very slow and methodical to avoid cutting myself. I also had to constantly reapply pre-shave cream and shaving cream, as well as frequently wet the razor blade to compensate for the lack of a lubrication strip found on modern cartridge razors. Because time is something I have a very short supply of in my harried life with kids, I've decided to set down, at least temporarily, my safety razor and try another alternative to the Gillette shaving cabal: The Dollar Shave Club