Here’s a story from June of 1969, from the time when hippies and bare feet were in full swing.
And those in authority were not reluctant to arrest you for going barefooted, even if they had to make stuff up.
You all may recall that on March 22, 2012, the day that the barefoot ban went into effect at the Statehouse, I wrote a letter to them asking for a perpetual waiver, citing my testimony about how my going barefooted helps my knees, etc..
Today, 2 and a half weeks later, I finally got a reply from them.
The meeting notes from the Ohio legislative committee that had a chance to overturn their new shoe rule (but didn’t) are now available, here. They don’t release them until they are officially approved by the next meeting of the committee.
I thought I’d go over them with my recollections.
As a result of my Statehouse story appearing in the Columbus Dispatch on Thursday, I was contacted by the producer of the Ross and Burbank radio show in Seattle, WA. They are a CBS affiliate, and seemed to be quite serious and willing to listen, so I talked to them.
It was a pretty good interview.