This one was inspired by the fact that every teacher on the college campus I go to (minus the woman teachers) have this style of beard. Not a full beard: no, merely a goatee of sorts. I don't know what it is: maybe it's a standard that needs to be upheld and none of the men are allowed to grow hair on the sides of their faces: I don't know and probably never will. It seems to be one of those things that can't ever really be explained, like the Loch-Ness Monster or chocolate-free chocolate chips.
The subject of this one is my current Philosophy teacher. He too sports the infamous professor-cult goatee, but I can honestly say that that only adds to the fact that he has become one of my favorite teachers (we all eventually come across one teacher we like). And, as always, my face is still in protest of growing more than a silly creeperstache and the occasional inch long rebel-hair on my chin/cheek. I've seen infomercials for those machines that deliver low-level light to the scalp, increasing blood-flow for hair regrowth. Maybe they've got a beard shaped one for people like me. Who knows?
© 2010 Jeremy Owen