Close Shave

The sabbatical beard is history. After a two-week trial I shaved it off last night. Much to Bryna’s delight. The best compliment came from Ben who told me I looked like Brett Favre. That’s what a bit of gray on your chinny chin chin will do for you. My running partner and fellow Episcopal priest, the mustachioed Father Patrick Ward, told me, “If that’s the best you can do after two weeks, you’re a hopeless cause.” (There, I mentioned you in my blog; now get off my case).

Before shaving it, I went through all the possibilities — keep a goatee, maintain Elvis-like sideburns, shave everything but the “soul patch.” But in the end, it all looked lame. I just hope that, like Samson before me, I don’t lose all my super powers.


3 Comments on “Close Shave”

  1. ken says:

    I’m so sad. This sets back my hopes for a return to more facial hair at All Saints’. Why? Why?

  2. Dorothee says:

    I am laughing out loud! Hey Ken, maybe some of us women can help out with the facial hair . . . .

  3. Father Tim says:

    Fear not. I’ll post a picture soon (after Bryna gets it off her camera). I’m confident that once you see it, you’ll stop lamenting. Ken, why don’t you get some of the guys to give up shaving for Lent? Dorothee, I just can’t comment…


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