As the year turns, once again

Today marks the end of another year. Tomorrow I have to remember that it’s 2024.

I’m not going to harp on about all that is wrong in the world – anyone who isn’t living under a rock has to have noticed that the world have not become a more peaceful or more prosperous place the last year. Quite the opposite in fact.

There are some bright spots though.

I got hold of not just one, but two of my Holy Grail razors. Well… three, actually.

I also managed to find a New-in-Box promotional Tech, which is a smooth little shaver.

And I got a lot of lovely shaves, a fair number at work while my bathroom was torn out and rebuilt.

My blog had more than seventy-six thousand visitors, who between generated well over half a million page views. I sold a few books, and gave away some too.

All in all it has been a year that can summed up as “not great, not terrible”. And in the grand scheme of things, that is more or less the best we can ask for in this day and age.

Five Thousand Formulas for Druggists

Before I start, and I shouldn’t even have to say this, a druggist isn’t a fellow (ab)using drugs. A druggists a US term for what the rest of the world would commonly call a pharmacists. So the title of this book – and this post – really ought to have been Five Thousand Formulas for Pharmacists. Except that the Era Formulary was indeed printed in the US back in 1893, so druggists it is.

And the reason I bring it up – in addition to, y’know, cool old book – is that among the five thousand formulas are some shave related ones.

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