By my count, these three articles present a combined total of over 4,300 words examining the supposed deep significance behind the supposed trend of guys wearing beards. I could have done it in seven: because I like the way it looks.

That probably has a lot to do with why I’m just a lowly blogger, rather than a paid writer. (That, and the fact that my original idea for a title was to make a pun from “taking the auspices“).