[ed. note: this is an excerpt from hokie’s personal blog, thehokie.com.]
Every year since I’ve been able to, I’ve grown a beard for the winter. Having grown up in Maine, and having spent a few years in Colorado, it was the natural thing to do. Keep it tidy during the warmer months, and when the leaves started to fall, make sure I started on my personal protection from the cold.
This year, however, was a bit different.