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Barefoot Spinning

Did you know there is a Facebook group for “Fiber Artists & Yarn Spinners”? Of course you should know that. There’s a facebook group for everything.

Anyways, there was a recent discussion there about spinning (that is, spinning yard) barefoot.

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Restaurant Tips

Yesterday my wife and I had lunch at a restaurant. The waiter did look at me kind of funny for a moment, but didn’t say anything. It probably helped that he looked fairly young and hip. It probably helped even more that we were at an outdoor cafe.

But I thought I’d give a few tips for eating barefoot at a restaurant.

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Renewal

Last Wednesday I did another hike into the northern “wilds” of Cantwell Cliffs. It wasn’t a particularly long hike, only about 2 miles, but it is pure bushwhacking through a trailless area. I also did it (as I do in this area) doing what I call “abo hiking”, that is, not wearing much at all, similar to the Australian aboriginals.

In many ways it is barefooting writ larger.

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The Importance of Proprioception

As barefooters, I think we’re all pretty much aware of the importance of proprioception, the awareness of our body position which comes from our sense of touch and our perceived motions. It is sometimes called our “sixth sense”.

Unsurprisingly, shoes limit our proprioceptive sense and that can lead to falls and other difficulties.

And you might just bite off your foot.

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Rain at the Dublin Irish Festival

On Saturday my wife and I went to the Dublin Irish Festival. This Dublin is a suburb on the northwest side of Columbus. From what I have heard, the festival is the 2nd largest Irish festival in the United States, behind Milwaukee.

The day started out with a lot of rain, some of it heavy. Wouldn’t you think that would lead to people walking around barefoot at the festival?

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In A Lakeside Restaurant

I’m back up in northern Wisconsin (so I’m not sure how much blogging I’ll do—I should be out on the lake). But Saturday evening my wife and I went out to eat, and at the restaurant we ate at, I saw a patron with his bare feet resting on another of the chairs at their table.

You’ll never guess what happened next . . .

(Click bait! Click bait!)

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Socially Acceptable

A while back (i.e., May), fellow barefooter Mike Berrow put together a compilation of twitter tweets showing a lot of folks say they’d go barefoot if it were socially acceptable.

But it mostly is acceptable. So why don’t these people give it a try?

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