reddog, As I wrote, it was several years ago, but I did like it. Friends and family(though not my wife)thought I looked very cool. Hair is such an intrinsic part of our physical identity and even emotional identity. Long before I shaved my head, I used to have shoulder length hair.(This was in my forties)and when I was dressed up, I looked like someone out of Hollywood. And if I shave my head, it's not to be trendy but more of a declaration of liberation. I once again find myself at a transitional point in my life, though my life has been storm tossed for quite a few years.Thanks for your thoughtful response.
I guess it is a state of mind. I saw 3 guys about your age at a car show yesterday, all with heads shaved bald. They were very confident, and looked great. These days, it's just another haircut choice. People care so little about your haircut choice. I still worry a little when I get together with old friends that aren't used to seeing me shaved bald. If they make a comment, it's usually just "your hair is gone". What is important is that I like it, looks and feels great. I love to go out after I do a great smooth shave, guess I'm a bit of a show off.