It had been too long. Not the hair, of course. The hair had not been “long” for eight years (here’s a link to my 2013 column on my 19-month journey to donate my hair).
No, it was the slow, painful erosion of my hairline from a forehead to a “six head” that led me to shave it all as clean as an eight-ball. The monk look, with it’s classic “horseshoe around the back,” simply didn’t track for me.