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Goin’ Barefoot

I’ve highlighted a few poems here before. Of course, there is John Greenleaf Whittier’s “The Barefoot Boy“. But I’ve also pointed out Burges Johnson’s “Goin’ Barefoot“, and Edwin Sabin’s “The Barefoot Trail“.

One thing they do is point out just how going barefoot for kids really was romanticized, accepted, and celebrated in the past.

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My Last Day of Freedom

OK, I may be exaggerating just a bit. But the Statehouse shoe rule goes into effect today.

To “celebrate”, I made my last visit there yesterday.

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The Sirens Called . . .

Yesterday I planned on doing a simple hike up Spruce Hollow. But as Robbie Burns put it:

The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men
Gang aft agley.

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Cute Picture in the Dispatch

Here’s another one in my series of photos that have appeared in newspapers. These are photos in which they show people (often kids) who are actually barefoot.

This one is from March 17 Columbus Dispatch.

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On the Beaten Path

Normally, I tend to hike off the beaten path. That’s because I like exploring new areas that few people have been to before.

But occasionally it is fun to hike the old standards. When you do that on a weekend, you can be sure that the bare feet attract comment.

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Ken Bob Video

If you haven’t seen it yet, Ken Bob Saxton, of Barefoot Running, Step by Step has a new video out.

It’s called “Introduction to Barefoot Running 001: Moving Forward”.

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Public Service Announcement

The title of yesterday’s entry prompted me to put this together . . .

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