Today is the first of November. The date has become sort of the official start of beard growing season in the northern hemisphere. If you’ve been thinking of growing a beard, it’s a great time to start. If you’re a little too shy to go it alone, start a beard-growing contest among friends or co-workers. It’s the perfect excuse. At the end of the contest, of course, you can always choose to remain bearded.
For those of you in the southern hemisphere, it’s a good time for you to start growing a beard, too. There’s no real reason why springtime is less appropriate for starting a new beard than is the fall.