Dear friends, you are in for a treat today! With my invitation responsibilities piling up (that’s a good thing) Jon has graciously offered to do a guest post to help alleviate my load. You can be sure he’ll be funny, clever and ridiculous all at the same time. He’s the best!


Vivien has a great blog  (I say that in part because I claim 87% of the credit for her starting one in the first place.) But one thing it lacks is … a Gentleman’s Touch. May I present to you a brief, but eclectic selection of items a true Gentlemen needs:

Wet shaving is a lost art that I have recently been trying to find. It takes 3-4 times as long as normal shaving, but the result is a much closer, cost-efficient, classy shave that will leave your wife’s hands wanting more. For those interested, head over to Badger and Blade for more info.

Now I am traditionally a beer guy, but I would be lying if I said that I don’t enjoy some fine (well, usually pretty cheap) Brandy from time to time. For those not familiar with Brandy, it’s like sipping on Wine that hasn’t been neutered yet.

Black Coffee. Not much more needs to be said, but if you’re curious, I’ll give you at least three reasons why you should drink your coffee black.

Well, that’s all for now. Hopefully I will return from time to time to add a hint of Man to this fine blog.

Jon is Vivien’s hubby and a history/theology teacher who blogs at