My five-year-old daughter was confused in watching the royal wedding. It wasn't quite what Disney led her to expect. The Princess-to-be had dark hair, and the Queen looked like grandma. Still more baffling, the Prince had blonde hair, and not much of it. In fact, Prince William has a rather prominent bald spot. Since my daughter regularly ridicules my bald spot, this rocked her world. How could a young, handsome prince, attired in dress-military uniform share something so unbecoming in common with daddy? Would she have to give up mocking her father? I doubt it, at least not completely. But she'll have to find something else to pick on, because thanks to Prince William my bald spot is now stylish.
In recent years, balding guys like me have been shaving their heads in increasing numbers. Who are they fooling? They're not stylishly shaven, they're balding. Sure, they can cultivate a look by growing a goatee and maybe wearing an earring, but the truth is they'd love to have their hair back. In fact I've contemplated going this route, but when I picture myself shaven all I can see is a misshapen head and graying goatee. I'd look older than I already do. No thanks.