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Won’t You Hurt Your Feet?

I’m up north right now doing quite a bit of maintenance on a 26-year old pier. Some of the pier posts rusted away, and then the winter ice provided the “push” to break them off.

Trying to fix it requires standing in and walking around in a lot of muck, since the pier sticks out 310 feet through a cove (used to be a cedar bog) to hit the lake. There is no sand here.

The next-door neighbor was concerned.

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Sandals. Yucca.

When I was at Mesa Verde and the Aztec Ruins National Monument, I took a look around their museums.

They had displays with sandal artifacts.

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Reel Injun

In Southwest Indians, I noted

Most of us get our impressions of what Native Americans wore from movies and television. But who says that they got it right?

They got a lot more wrong than just footwear.

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Southwestern Indians

Most of us get our impressions of what Native Americans wore from movies and television. But who says that they got it right?

There are various pictures and drawings from the past that can give us a better look.

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Leftovers From Out West

I have some leftover pictures and comments from my trip Out West. They didn’t quite fit into the narrative of my previous “Out West” entries, so I’ll throw them all into this entry.

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Another Shod Lifeguard

Last Tuesday I posted a picture from the Columbus Dispatch of a lifeguard superfluously wearing flip-flops in the lifeguard chair. Right after I posted that, I saw that day’s Dispatch.

And what did I see on their front page story about a lifeguard shortage?

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A Day Without Dignity

I’ve written before about TOMS Shoes, and how their business model of donating shoes if you buy shoes really doesn’t solve anything. TOMS Shoes even sponsors their “Day Without Shoes” to promote it all.

Well, here’s an article that goes even further calling out TOMS Shoes.

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