I have not completely shaved since 1986. I like beards. Fortunately, my wife also prefers me with a beard. Several years ago, I began growing the beard longer. One thing led to another and a friend suggested I participate in a beard contest. In such contests, there are different categories. I won “short beard.” I met many other bearded gentlemen and have joined the “Bearded Villains.” These are photos of friends and acquaintances from the beard community in New Mexico