|The box, front and back, for the Dorco Prime starter set.|
- I have some new gear arriving soon from Dorco USA. Dorco is offering a new double-edge wet-shaver starter set called Dorco Prime. The set consists of a twist-to-open razor, a supply of blades, a travel case with mirror, and all boxed suitably for giving as a gift.
- I will be publishing a review of this gear in the future, so stay tuned. If you want a preview and some other reviews of the product, you can always go to the Dorco Prime web site.
- In addition to my Rimei RM2003 and Merkur 33 Classic razors, which have been my go-to instruments for several weeks, I've again taken my Lord L.6 razor head out of moth balls. With a larger blade-bar span than the 33, I want to again give it some exercise. I like my 33, but I'm returning to the L.6 to see if I can shave just a touch closer without so much fussing. As usual, I'll discuss that in my Saturday weekly-shave-review article.
- The snow has been gone from the tennis courts here in Metro Detroit, though it still lingers in patches elsewhere that don't get much sun. The temperatures have been cool, but warm enough for hardy tennis aficionados like me to get out and return to outdoor play. Yesterday on a sunny, 41-degree (F) day, I played a two-set match in the late afternoon against one of my regular local foes. The force was with him yesterday, and though I didn't play badly, I need to be more patient on key points and I will likely prevail more frequently.
- With more exposure to wind, sun, and cool temperatures, I've been applying balms, moisturizers (with sunscreen) and vitamin-E oil after my shaves just to help keep my face protected. As we get into summer, it is also my custom to wear large-brimmed hats to keep sun off my face and neck. By the way, even in the heat of the summer I wear long-sleeved workout shirts that breathe well, wicking moisture away and keeping me cool while I play tennis. The main benefit from these shirts is to reduce the UV exposure on my arms.
- Now that outdoor tennis has arrived, I've been playing less table tennis, which is a game that I started playing seriously late this winter at a couple of local centers that cater to serious TT players. In the near future, I've a project on the slate to custom make a TT table for my garage to meet my specific storage requirements.
- The reduced-fat, whole-foods, plant-based dietary regimen has been going well. It appears that this diet is still the go-to plan if you seek to avoid heart and artery issues over time. This is compared to the standard American (western) diet and to the Atkins (low-carb) diet. One can lose weight on the Atkins diet, but the circulatory-system risks are higher on Atkins than even on the standard western dietary pattern.