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Archive for September, 2012

Par for the Course

Of course the Northwoods also has wildlife.

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Early to Bed, Early to Rise . . .

I’ve seen plenty of sunsets up here in the northwoods. It doesn’t hurt that the place that I stay at faces to the west, and has a long pier shooting out over a cove. Sunsets are easy.

Yesterday morning, I thought I’d go for a sunrise.

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A Walk in the Woods

I’m up in the north woods of Wisconsin, which afforded a chance to take a nice walk in the woods.

This is a perfect time and place to acclimate the feet.

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What You Kneed

I’ve heard story after story of shod runners who had to stop because of their knees. Then, after switching to barefoot running, they are able to take it up again, because barefoot running really doesn’t allow the kind of heel strike that thuds up to the knees that you can only get from heeled, padded shoes.

So, what do you do with that already damaged cartilage?

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A Storybook Wedding

Readers of this blog will know that Saturday was Bilbo and Frodo’s birthdays, and, more importantly, the day of my daughter’s wedding.

It was a storybook wedding.

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Happy Birthday Bilbo and Frodo

As any Tolkien fan knows, September 22 is the birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins.

It is also an important date for my family.

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Library Enforcement

In Libraries: The Bane of Barefooters, there was a comment that asked about just how much libraries actually enforce their shoe rules.

So I thought I’d say a few words about that.

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Survivorman Blisters

From my write-ups on Dual Survival, I’m obviously a fan of the survival shows out there. Obviously, I have a vested interest in Dual Survival because of Cody Lundin’s barefootedness. But the one I think the most “authentic” is Survivorman.

And there are new episodes.

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A Dispatch Diversion

The Columbus Dispatch ran a story on Sunday about one of the local festivals, the “Independents’ Day” festival. One of the activities caught my eye.

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The Ball-Bearing Hike

Last year there were a bunch of hikes at Clear Creek Metro Park as their executive director, John O’Meara, trained for his attempt to scale Mt. Everest. They were so popular that he’s doing them again, even without the training incentive.

The first one of this season was on Saturday.

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Barefoot in Bathrooms

Yesterday’s “Jump Start” comic strip made a great point.

Here it is.

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Krogering, Again

Two weeks ago I wrote about not being able to find the opinion regarding a supposed Georgia Supreme Court ruling (involving a Kroger grocery store) in which the judge asked the woman involved if she could have prevented the injury by some reasonable method, and that because she could have, the owner of the store could not be held liable.

The way the description was written made it sound like a barefoot case. Well, the person who wrote about it clarified things. It was not a barefoot case, and he even gave the name of the case, so I could look it up.

Unfortunately, it really doesn’t say what he says it says. In fact, the court case he refers to makes it easier, barefoot or not, to sue and win such a negligence case in Georgia.

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Portugal Bans Bare Feet

OK, this is an old story. But it is also an interesting example of the exercise of governmental power.

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Libraries: The Bane of Barefooters

We all know I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with libraries. I’ve always been an avid reader and user of libraries.

On the other hand, I’m quite frustrated by the fact that so many libraries thoughtlessly consider it a duty to enact shoe rules.

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Newsflash! Dateline: Benton Harbor, 1930

Okay, I know this is from a small-town newspaper. But I find it extremely interesting as to what counts as news worth publishing.

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