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In a comment to “Smiley: Barefoot Australian Boy”, Victor asks:

Watching movies like this, I always ask myself a bitter question: how come that my generation, and myself as a child, were deprived of such a natural and great thing as going barefoot everywhere? Why did all those hangups about bare feet develop?

I have a possible theory.

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Today’s colorful character comes to us from Australia, which is (or at least was) well-known for its barefooted outback characters.

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Smiley: Barefoot Australian Boy

I thought folks might be interesting about this old movie, about Smiley. It’s based on a book by the same name by Moore Raymond, and is often referred to as the “Huckleberry Finn” of Australia.

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There was a time when Actor Anthony (“Psycho”) Perkins went around barefoot. Unfortunately, it didn’t last.

Peer pressure.

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Another Dispatch Photo

Here’s another in the series of photographs from The Columbus Dispatch, from yesterday’s paper.

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Balance. Agility. Barefoot.

Here’s a youtube video that’s making the rounds.

In it you will see the best one-ball juggling you’ve ever seen.

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Yesterday, in Part 1 I wrote about using LiDAR to predetermine just where the earthworks atop Salisbury Hill would be.

In this entry I’ll write more about the beauty of the hike (or just wandering about), and a bit of how I updated my map of the park.

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