We recently stumbled upon some stellar advice from the great farmer, inventor, sheepherder, explorer, and writer, John Muir. "Wander all summer," says Muir. It's hard not to listen carefully to a guy with a wilderness beard like his.
The father of free verse offers some wonderful guidance in the preface to Leaves of Grass. As this photo attests, he practiced what he preached: “Take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men.”
The list of history’s greatest NCAA basketball coaches are a largely clean-shaven bunch. Sure, there’s a smattering of mustaches in there—Clem Haskins, Fran Dunphy, Nolan Richardson—but there’s just one full-fledged beard: P.J. Carlesimo’s.