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Safety Razor Update!

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My first post about shaving with a safety razor was 12 July 2014. So, it’s been roughly two and a half years ago since I’ve started this journey. It’s something now that I don’t even have to think about; it’s part of my routine. But, like a lot of hobbies, one can get really sucked into all the “stuff” that goes along with it—new soaps, aftershaves, blades, brushes, and, of course, razors. I now have 6 safety razors (and I’ve given away some as gifts) but I only use a couple with any regularity. I still have my Maggard MR18but I also have the MR1 handle (it’s shorter). The MR1 is my “go to” razor. The shorter handle of the MR1, for me, offers more control and maneuvering around the contours of my face. I also have an Open Comb head (OC) that works on either handle. The Open Comb head allows for more blade exposure and more cream/soap and hair to escape the razor. I generally use the OC when I haven’t shaved for several days. I also have a small travel razor from Merkur, a German compa…

Lectionary Reflection—19 February 2017

“Christianity is always political. But not in the ways we imagine — for the Beatitudes are its constitution, and love is its only law.” Diana Butler Bass, 13 Feb 2017
Matthew 5.38-48 (adapted): “You’ve heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you that you must not oppose those who want to hurt you. If people slap you on your right cheek, you must turn the left cheek to them as well. When they wish to haul you to court and take your shirt, let them have your coat too. When they force you to go one mile, go with them two. Give to those who ask, and don’t refuse those who wish to borrow from you.
“You’ve heard that it was said, ‘You must love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who harass you so that you’ll be acting as children of your Father who’s in heaven. He makes the sun rise on both the evil and the good and sends rain on both the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love only those who lo…