Glancing into my sharps container, I was pondering what I could reuse the blades for. After all the mantra reduce-reuse-recycle makes a lot of sense. I have already reduced the amount of waste from my shaving by shifting to traditional wetshaving. I will recycle a lot of steel when my sharps container is full and I dump the metal. And while I could – in theory – reuse the blades by sharpening them, that is not terrible tempting.
But there is one other use for razor blades, common among soldiers in the past. I am, of course, talking about the so called fox-hole radio.
First of; it’s 2021 (and has been for a few days), and the annus horribilis that was 2020 is behind us. It is my sincere hope that this will be a better year than the last, and with that in mind let me wish you all “Til árs ok friðar!” – to a good year and peace! I hope your midwinter celebration – no matter what you call them – went well, and that each and everyone one of you is in good health.
I’ve been keeping my blog on blogger since 2012, an amazing eight years and roughly 130K unique visitors.
Since blogger isn’t quite doing what I want it to do, and I wish for more control over both content and back end, I’m switching to WordPress hosted on my own domain. In a few day the move should be finished and redirects set up to take you seamlessly from the old address to the new.
It don’t feel like it’s a year since last New Years Eve, but I don’t think my calendar is lying to me… One year. Twelve months. Three hundred and sixty five days. Two hundred and seventy one blog posts, including this one. Spring has sprung, summer has come and gone, and winter is upon us again – at least for those of us on the northern hemisphere. For my friends and readers down below, reverse the order of seasons. Shaving is still enjoyable, my favourite shaving forum still is full of good friends, and I’ve meet a lot of nice people on Twitter too.
As the traditional – ancient even – greeting goes in my corner of the world:
This the season to give and receive gifts… and one gift that is certainly better to give than to receive is blood. I’ve been giving blood for a while now, and passed a US gallon of blood today – 4 litres total so far. If you are not donating – and you are capable of doing so – please consider doing so.