Well. I didn’t think anyone would find, let alone read, this little, still ‘experimental’ blog, with its musings so far largely about taking up wet shaving again, after so many years of wearing a beard, and later (after some years of cartridge blade shaving, using shaving gel) using an electric shaver.
For most of my adult life I haven’t shaved. I grew a moustache at 20, a full beard at 23, which I then wore (with two brief looks at the naked chin to make sure it was still there, before quickly growing the beard back again) until I was 50. At that time I looked like a caricature of a bald and bearded middle-aged clergyman. I no longer needed the appearance of maturity and gravitas I clearly thought I lacked in my 20s; I now concluded I looked mature enough, and shaved it off.
So we’re now 10 days in to the new era of shaving, and the learning goes on as I practise wet shaving again, and read more about it on the Internet.
It felt like it was time for a new face; but disappointingly it turned out to be the same old one.
We’ve been working at the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity; not with a joint act of ecumenical lowest-common-denominator worship, but with the opportunity within our Churches Together group to attend one another’s regular times of prayer during the week. Instead of a boring mishmash, we see the diversity of each other’s lives and prayer. So, this evening we shared in Orthodox Vespers at St Nicholas the Wonderworker in Ferry Road.
Well, it looks as if I’ve finally (accidentally?) stumbled upon the right settings for my DNS registrar and my Github pages, to get my personalised domain name (godspell.org.uk) to point to the Github page.
It’s a wonderful thing, being able to host your blog and/or web pages on Github. And I’ve found out (I think) how to make it work. Sometimes it takes a few goes and false starts, but we usually get there in the end.
Had my hair cut today. I didn’t manage to get it done before Christmas: apologies to all those who were traumatised by having to watch a mad-haired vicar perform all over the Christmas services and events.
I’ve never been a really serious hacker. I haven’t ever had the time or patience really to get down to learn how to program. A bit of BASIC in the days of the Sinclair ZX81 and Acorn; a bit of HTML and CSS when I was first learning how to make my own website and blog (in the days before most of this stuff was done for you!) But never seriously got down to Perl, Python, Ruby and the like (though some of them have been little things I’ve glanced at from time to time, then wondered if I really had a use for them.)