Michael Ham, now retired, worked in a variety of roles: teacher, director of admissions, programmer, marketing manager, and textbook writer. After wearing a beard most of his adult life, he became interested in shaving a decade ago. Since then, he has tried and tested many products, ideas, and techniques, and has summarized what he learned in Leisureguy’s Guide to Gourmet Shaving the Double-Edge Way, the seventh edition of his shaving guide for novices. His blog, Later On, reflects the variety of his interests, which include cooking, movies, Go, and the passing scene. He lives in California’s Central Coast with his wife and a large cat named Molly.