Stumbling into Movember

This was not my plan. I had no intention of participating in Movember:

As an official global charity, Movember’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health. During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of millions of mustaches on men’s faces around the world. Through the power of the Mo, vital funds and awareness are raised to combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges.

But when I had not shaved for a few days my wife seized on it and decided that I shouldn’t shave for the whole month in solidarity with the campaign (even though the focus is supposed to be mustaches, thus the “Mo”).

Selfie I have to say I haven’t been the best sport about the whole thing. But in my defense I can’t really grow a decent looking beard and it is incredibly itchy and scratchy. So you end up with something that doesn’t look all that good and is annoying to boot.

But my wife and daughter are insistent that I live this particular experiment out and for some reason they won’t accept anything less than no shaving at all for the whole month.

After much grumbling I decided that I might as well carry it through and went ahead and registered.  If you feel so inclined you can even donate via Movember.

So if you see me out and about and are wondering what all that scruff is, or you see pictures of me online and have the same question, there is your answer.


Kevin Holtsberry
I work in communications and public affairs. My experience includes: a decade of work in state government, president of a free market think tank, new media director for a winning US Senate campaign and ghost writer of both op-eds and books. I have a Masters degree in history and have taught at the college level.

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