KPLC sports anchor Brady Renard once said of me, “that guy is obsessed with getting a haircut.”

He’s exaggerating, but he’s not far off the mark.

Which brings me to the another journalist’s barber experiences.

Rob Hiaasen was shot to death while on the job at The Capitol newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland on June 28, 2018.  To cope with the loss, his wife has been posting some of his old columns.

This was one of them.  It resonated with me.


When there’s no hiding from news, it’s time for a haircut.

Getting a haircut — once a horrific, spirit-crushing event during the teenage years — is a safe haven for the news beleaguered. There, in the wrapped confines of your barber’s or stylist’s chair, you can slink away to a news-free zone.

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