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    Default ravkesef's Entry into the B&B Hall of Fame

    Please allow me to introduce myself:


    Username:
    ravkesef

    What is your real name?
    Eric A. Silver

    What are your nicknames/aliases?
    Eric

    Where do you live?
    Connecticut

    What is your age (or) generation?
    64

    What are you in the real world?
    Rabbi. Retired U.S. Naval Officer

    What is your favorite shave setup?
    brush: C&E Badger Brush (but currently in the market to upgrade.)
    mug: Old Spice mug I've had for years.
    Razor: Merkur Futur, Merkur Slant
    Soap: Really depends upon the day. I wake up in the morning and I say: "it feels like a Proraso day!" Mama Bear is in there, so is Nancy Boy, Classic. That's the great thing about wet shaving--you're not limited to just one thing.
    after shave: Again, depends on the soap. Proraso, Feather, Nivea.

    What are your hobbies and favorite activities?
    Cooking, coffee (espresso nut with expensive equipment,) reading, bicycling, single malts, teaching, travel,

    What else should the members of B&B know about you?
    My oldest son was just commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army, and as a retired officer, I had the privilege of swearing him in myself.
    Fluent in German. (A few other languages also, but that's another story.)
    In excellent health and in love with life!
    Been wet-shaving after a fashion since 1963 when I bought an old spice mug and soap (wistful sighs of nostalgia that they don't make it any longer, because it was pretty good stuff!), and some cheap kind of brush. I realized immediately that this was better than anything I had previously used. The razor situation hadn't gotten out of hand at that time, so there were a few Gillette models available and a Shick injector. I followed every fad as it came along, buying cartridges with more and more blades, used stuff in a can and was unhappy. I had the feeling that I could be enjoying shaving rather than merely doing it as a necessity, but something was lacking. Periodically I hauled out the brush and cup, worked up a lather and shaved, but something was still missing. About two months ago (June '06), I came across an article on wet-shaving which led me to more things, including the MSNBC article, branched out into more sites, bought a Merkur Futur and a Slant razor, many soaps, and here I am. I'm still a newbie in many respects, but I not only enjoy shaving in the morning--I really look forward to it. It's fun, I get a better shave, and as I've learned, there's an entire community of wet-shavers out there who are willing to share advice, experiences, etc., and I now spend entirely too much time on wet-shaving sites, but I'm having the time of my life! Thanks, all of you.
    Eric

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    Welcome to B&B!

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    Hi Eric,

    ...a friendly Welcome to B&B...

    Thomas

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    Welcome to B&B!

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    Eric, welcome to B&B, and I wish you and yours, shana tova.

    Jeff (Yehudah)

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    Welcome to the B&B Eric, great to have you here.

    Peace,

    Pierre
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    Welcome.
    Cheers, DJ.

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    Welcome to B&B Eric from another retiree..
    Best regards,
    Ron
    vita non est vivere sed valere vita est

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    Eric: Welcome aboard, and thanks for your service!
    [FONT="Trebuchet MS"]I do not belong to the school which holds that aggression is to be met by concession. Mine is the opposite creed, which teaches that encroachments must be met at the beginning, and that those who act on the opposite principle are prepared to become slaves. In this case, in particular, I hold concession or compromise to be fatal.[i]--John C. Calhoun of South Carolina[/i][/font]

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    Eric,

    Welcome aboard. We look forward to your participation.

    Randy
    Last edited by rtaylor61; 10-03-2006 at 12:11 AM.
    "I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them." J. B. Books
    Shazam!
    Another memorable quote!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rtaylor61
    Eric,

    Welcome aboard. We look forward to our participation.

    Randy
    We also look forward to your participation, Eric!

    Hugs and kisses for Randy!
    Last edited by Queen of Blades; 10-03-2006 at 12:17 AM.

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    Welcome Eric...
    Cheers
    John

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