Wednesday, 30 November 2016


pogono..... what?!

The following three words come from the Greek word for beard: pogon. So, depending on your preference, you experience either pogonophobia - a fear of beards or pogonophylia - a love of beards. If you love them, you're a pogonophile.

Whatever your preference, I hope you've done something to remember Movember, because Movember beards are beards with a purpose!

Wednesday, 23 November 2016


As November rolls along, I thought it would be interesting to post some of the unusual names for facial hair. This is not a complete list, by any means, but these are some of the interesting names, in my opinion: Balbo, Chin curtain, Goat patch, Horseshoe, Muttonchops, Pencil, Shenandoah, Toothbrush, Walrus, and Zappa

Please keep the purpose of #Movember in mind
this week -- to raise awareness about and money for men's health, especially cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

Please consider donating to my Movember page at I hope to raise $200 to help out.

I thank you, and so might some man you care about.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016



My tribute to Movember continues with a peek at history and another style of facial hair-- sideburns.

Sideburns were named after Ambrose Burnside (1824 – 1881), who was an American soldier, railroad executive, inventor, industrialist, and politician. From the photographs I have seen, he sported this unique style throughout his life. The original term was "burnsides," but eventually the term was flipped to our present day "sideburns."

Sideburns have come and gone in men's fashion. I have to say that I hope Burnside's sideburns do not make a comeback. What do you think?

Wednesday, 2 November 2016



This cool portmanteau word was coined to encourage people to grow a moustache and support the movement in November. The aim of Movember is to raise money for and awareness of men's health issues, especially testicular and prostate cancer, poor mental health, and suicide prevention.

Grow a moustache. Learn more about Movember at

You can also donate to my Movember fundraising campaign at

I thank you, and so do the men I care well as the ones I'll never meet.