My straight razor shaving is improving, steadlily, day by day. Just taking it nice and easy, keeping a light touch, not trying anything fancy or clever. Today was my best effort yet! Very far from BBS, but not bad, and I could quite respectably show myself at the office. A little redness and soreness, but certainly no more than I get when I treat my Slant with disrespect! Funnily enough, my straight and I seem to be becoming better 'friends', 'communicating' better. I no longer have the feeling that it wants to bite me, rather that it wants to do its best for me, somehow guiding me as I go along - "now, if you just stretch your skin a little more, and hold me at a slightly different angle; that's it", sort of thing. Onwards and Upwards!