Facial Hair is a Privilege Not a Right

I am a huge fan of facial hair and believe all men (and possibly a few women judging by what I’ve seen) should have the opportunity to sprout some face fur. I believe this in spite of what their wives and bosses say. But there are exceptions. Although every man should try out the facial hair thing, some of them should then just step back and say No.

As you’ll see from the following article, not every man deserves the hair his face can grow.

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This message was written by the beard of Dr. David Powers. You can always find it at www.drdavidpowers.com. Thanks for reading!

Published in: on July 2, 2015 at 2:41 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Of Friends and Friends’ Beards

In celebration of my friend Robert’s beard’s birthday, I thought I’d drop some beardly goodness.

Some call him Santa. I call him an awesome bearded Lego.


Could Batman be any more awesome? Yes. Yes, he can…with a beard.

Bearded Batman

Here’s some Bible beardness from 2 Kings 1:8: And they answered him, He was an hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins. And he said, It is Elijah the Tishbite.

Dr. Faustus, a common Captain America villain is shown here with a massive dude ‘stache. Over time he ends up with an equally massive full beard.

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And I’ll end with a lovely pic of pro NBA player Chris Anderson sporting some manfur.

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This message was written by Dr. David Powers. You can always find me at www.drdavidpowers.com. Thanks for reading!




Published in: on May 2, 2014 at 2:02 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Professional Bearding At Its Best

So, just what is a professional beardsmith? I’ll let you decide. I’d love to hear what you think.

While you ponder it, here’s some inspiration.

Check out the sweet red beard on this Wonder Woman cover. It reminds me of me.

Wonder Woman

I’m an old school Steelers fan from way back when Terry Bradshaw and Mean Joe Greene played. With beards like this though, it might be time to be a fan again.




Here’s a great entry from TC McCarthy’s book Germline.



And I’ll leave you with a sweet pic of me with my new beard notebook that my mom bought for me.


This message was written by Dr. David Powers. You can always find me at www.drdavidpowers.com. Thanks for reading!

Published in: on February 20, 2014 at 8:31 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Long Live the Beardness!

Here’s a whopping big load of beard goodness for you!

Ten bonus points for whoever can name this show…

A must have for all the kids this fall who want to sing, “My facial hair brings all the girls to the yard!”

My 9yo nephew Ethan made this wire sculpture of me, complete with heavy beard. It’s hanging on the wall in my office.

I came across this beard-friendly business card in a book on marketing.

My little dude sees me comb my beard and tries to do the same.

Cool facial hair infographic!

Published in: on September 4, 2012 at 5:02 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Beards in Space

I find myself wondering if a beard has ever been in space. All the astronauts I’ve ever seen are clean shaven, as if manhood isn’t allowed up there.

Either way, I’m ready.

Published in: on May 30, 2012 at 2:08 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Pre-Kindergarten Beardsmithing

My wee lad of 4 drew this pic of what he would look like with a beard. In case you’re wondering, the weird outgrowths from the facial hair are guns. Yes, his beard has guns!

Published in: on February 14, 2012 at 7:57 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Frizzy Head Beard Man Golfing

Played golf today with my oldest youngin’ Abishai, wife Korrene, dad, and Billy from work. We played Black Bear Golf Course in Loris SC in pouring rain and wind all day. We actually did pretty good and had a blast. Even though it is late December, the air temp is still in the 60’s. Abishai played the full 18 very well, and he’s only 7 years old.

The wind and rain makes my beard all frizzy.

Happy birthday Dad!

Published in: on December 27, 2011 at 9:49 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Good day…

Good day, gentlemen. I would like to be the first to welcome you to Tales of the Beard, a blog dedicated to the art of manly facial hair. I hope you enjoy the gatherings of philosophy, photographs, interviews, and more that are featured here. If you already have a weight of masculine growth on your face, I say “well done.” If not, I hope to inspire such activity.

May your facial follicles fare well.

Published in: on August 8, 2011 at 4:36 pm  Comments (2)  
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