I’ll be travelling all this week through various places in the Gulf and Cape York, so there may be fewer new posts on this site than usual. To fill the empty void in your life that this may cause, you might wish to look at sponsoring someone in the Leukaemia Foundation’s “World’s Greatest Shave”. I’d do it myself, but having a bald head in an election year is probably a bad idea, and I’ve only just got around to updating most of my publicity material from growing a beard last Easter, so I’m not going to shave it all off again yet.
Instead, I am nobly sacrificing myself by sponsoring someone else to do it, and I recommend you do the same. Long-standing (and heavily bearded) Brisbane blogger, Professor John Quiggin, has managed to raise $3000 thus far with his plan to shave off his beard. However, one member of my staff is not only enbearded, but has 22 inches of golden hair cascading down his back which he is prepared to dispense with if he can raise $1000 in pledges to go to the Leukaemia Foundation. As a former longhair myself, I am regularly consumed with jealousy at the sight of it – but it also makes me more aware of the significance of the sacrifice in getting it all chopped off.
So if you want to help raise money AND reduce my jealousy, click here to donate.