My Annual Autumn Attempt To Grow A Winter Beard

I don’t know what it is about the fall that makes me feel the need to grow a beard. Maybe it is something buried deep within my DNA. But is never fails that I find myself, in autumn, making the effort without really thinking about it. Maybe it stems from laziness. In any case, I have yet to be successful. I think the longest I’ve ever gone is 20 days–the point at which the itching finally gets to me and I admit my defeat. Will I make it longer than 20 days this time around? I started on October 1. We’ll see…


About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

4 thoughts on “My Annual Autumn Attempt To Grow A Winter Beard

  1. That’s when I tried it last year. I would wait until Movember, but the truth is, I’m just plain lazy, and having already gotten three days into this, I’m just going with it. 🙂

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