The Right Coast

October 08, 2004
Shaving and thinking
By Tom Smith

Just so my students and fans don't get confused by Dean Rodriguez's comments below, as a person of beardedness, I do not shave in the morning, and in fact have not done so since 1980, the year of the great imbeardation. My lovely wife Jeanne has never seen me without a beard. I once said I was going to shave my beard, and she said if I did, she would shave her head. I use one of those buzzer things on it every other week or so. So, as a law professor, when do I get a chance to think? I do a lot of my thinking in the car, as I drive to and from school, various kid events, etc. etc. For a long time, it seems, every day. Sort of like my own little talk radio station.