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Friday, January 05, 2018

Hair (But not the Musical)

The following photo is not current. It was taken on January 5, 2016. At the time, we were spending our winter in Luxor, Egypt. Apparently, at the start of the new year, I decided I needed to get a haircut.

Egypt 2016

Day 38 - So, I have proof I had my hair cut exactly two years ago today. However, you'll have to trust me in saying I've not done so since! The reason I am letting it grow is a little hard to understand, even for me. I'm not really sure. Let's see.

First, there was never a known dress policy in any of the places I taught, but I no longer need to cut my hair for career reasons. This means I have found yet another perk of retiring early.

In addition, when we were growing up hair was longer. I reviewed record album covers from the 70's and 80's and realized I sort of like that look. It's hard to take care of but pretty versatile.

More importantly, a counter-culture musical such as Hair would probably never succeed in Trump's Great America, so perhaps my shiny locks are just a way to rebel.

There might be another reason to let the hair fly though. I see a lot of guys my age and notice that they cannot grow their hair long as they don't have enough. Therefore, I might suggest the primary reason I am letting my hair grow is simply that I am able to.

January 5, 2018

As this page has a potentially global audience, I did not start out with my current photo at the top. Some people could be eating breakfast or something right now. I did successfully ignore 'an intervention' staged by friends in Vancouver. Up til now, it's generally pulled into a ponytail. Who knows, I might just walk to another barber someday, on a fluke. But think of all the money I've saved so far!


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