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Jamie Baker
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Unfortunately, I've let more than just my blog lapse in the last year. After all the hard work that I put in, losing weight and gaining fitness to run a half marathon, I fell into a slovenly pattern of laziness and poor eatin...
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I read a blog post today from RunLadyLike titled Be the Runner You Are, and it brought me back to some thought I had during my long run on Sunday. I haven't posted much about it here on my blog, but I...
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The first post of any significance on this blog was triggered by the first threads unravelling on the blanket surrounding Lance Armstrong's then alleged doping. Last night, much of the sporting world...
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Hey everyone. I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself to the group. I've been into traditional wet shaving for 5 years now. I started with a DE, bought my first straight about 6 months later. I went through a few false starts with it, but now I've been almost exclusive with the straight for about a year. Can't beat the results but I don't have to tell you all that!

I don't have the patience or skills to do any restorations, though I am interested in starting to learn to hone my own blades. I own 3 at the moment. I'm an experimenter when it comes to scents, trying a lot of different things, from barber shop classics to fancy new fragrances. As long as the wife gives the nod, I'll give it a try.

looking forward to sharing with all of you.  Have a great holiday and a happy new year!
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Welcome from me and I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Christmas. I own far too many razors, scents, soaps and brushes etc. for me part of the pleasure is using a variety of things, from fancy to plain
I am sure you will enjoy your shaving journey
On the subject of honing, I must of course shamelessly plug Coticule.be a wonderful online resource of information concerning honing using the fabled Belgian stone
Best wishes and welcome again
Ralfson (Dr)
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Letting the Fat Guy Beat You
Unfortunately, I've let more than just my blog lapse in the last year. After all the hard work that I put in, losing weight and gaining fitness to run a half marathon, I fell into a slovenly pattern of laziness and poor eating. I can spout a lot of excuses ...
Unfortunately, I've let more than just my blog lapse in the last year. After all the hard work that I put in, losing weight and gaining fitness to run a half marathon, I fell into a slovenly pattern of laziness and poor eatin...
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Last spring I became aware of an event on Twitter called #runchat. Its an hour long moderated Twitter chat where a great community of people answer questions posed by the moderators, share thoughts, e...
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The news of Lance Armstrong's upcoming confession raises a lot of questions about the motivation of someone to deceive. There are a lot of lessons to be learned from Lance's actions and I'm sure we'll...
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Hi everyone! Great to see so many people in the community. I've been traditional shaving for 5 years now. I started using a DE and then added some straights. Now I use the straight almost exclusively. It sounds corny, but I love the Zen of shaving, the ritual and the concentration required to do it right. You'll know it pretty quickly if you're trying to go to fast. 

I look forward to seeing everyone's gear and supplies.
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Thanks for stopping by Jamie. I haven't gone to straights yet, but I'll look on with great interest to your SOTDs.
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Technophile, Father of Twins, Into Music, Photography and trying to be a Runner
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I'm a technology buff, a people manager at Citrix, interested in photography, running, pipes and tobacco and spending quality time with the wife and kids.
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Greenacres, FL - Cherry Hill, NJ - New Brunswick, NJ - Boynton Beach, FL
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