Cue music: Oh it’s a long, long time from May to December, but the days grow short when you reach September… This is my favorite month of the year. It's the month I met my precious wife; it's my birthday month; the days, while still comfortable, are cooler and we can enjoy the open windows. That being said, let's get to shaving, shall we? The year 2020 has been full of tumult, chaos, anxiety and challenges. To alleviate a few of these challenges, especially as they relate to shaving, we present: The 30 Day Rule/Focus thread. to the September issue of the fastest, most informative (some participants might use the acronym TMI) and interesting thread in shaving---not just here at The Shave Den©, but on all of the shave fora. This is the place to hone your skills; ask questions about lathering a challenging soap; inquire why a certain razor blade is smooth, while another is rough; discover the true meaning of “riding the cap”, and, naturally, what makes Tabac, MWF and The Veg so controversial? In case anyone is interested, there is one “official” rule, or “recommendation” for this thread and that is: Take one brush, one soap, one razor, one brand of blades and use them daily for the entire month. This rule is not set in stone by any means, but was the original intent of this thread---and one that this author believes to be most worthy. It was intended to be a repository of vast knowledge and to offer assistance and guidance to anyone and everyone, who are looking to get a better shave. They say that "practice makes perfect". Well, this is the thread to make sure your practicing makes you perfect. Here are a few disclaimers, which I am hereby presenting to you: 1) All are welcome, newbies and veterans 2) Respect each other at all times 3) Adhere to the rules of this forum Traditionally, September has been a month to explore the virtues of the Single Edge razor. Far be it from me to go against tradition, so, this month’s theme will be: SEptember As the author of this first post, I would like to add my own suggestion for some added thematic material for this month. I think it would be grand, if we could use our influence to attract some new blood (I mean, participants ) to join us. Let's get out there and recruit! Plus, as an added bonus and quite nostalgic, if sometime during the month, we could share how we came to be involved on the 30DC thread. There are probably some very interesting stories. We would like to welcome back Charlie and Kathy, from their long sojourn in Minnesota. Kathy's miraculous recover has warmed all of our hearts and we wish her continued good health. Another member, who has recently returned, is our own Marine, Douglas. We all are so happy to see you posting and wish you, too, health and happiness. Plus, we love to see that incredible Gillette RedTip! Some members have taken some time off and we think of them fondly and wish them well. Neal, Fuzzy, Jim, Andrew, Randy and others. We'll keep the candle lit for you all. As always, we look forward to seeing your daily shaves; reading about your trials and tribulations, enabling your acquisition disorders, etc. One thing I have come to appreciate about this thread, is the genuine concern showed for every member, who might need a little encouragement, an ear to vent to, or just to know that we all are in this together---and we mos def© are. Let’s make September a month to remember. See what I did there?