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I Don’t Want Callused Feet

One thing we barefooters will sometimes hear from people who don’t want to go barefoot is, “I don’t want callused feet”.

Now, that could be the case, but I sometimes wonder if there really might be a different underlying objection.

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I’ve been having fun lately looking a bit at the geology and topographic maps of southeastern Ohio. Earlier, in Great Sealer’s Ghost!, I showed a color-coded elevation map. Well, I have here another one showing more of the highlands east of the Scioto River between Circleville and Chillicothe.

[Yes, I know that calling them “highlands” is a bit presumptuous. But this is Ohio after all, and “high” in Ohio is a lot different than “high” in Colorado. In this case, the “mountains” in the Great Seal region “tower” over Chillicothe by a full 650 feet.]

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No, I have to take the elevator or escalator. I’m so out of shape that even a few steps make me huff and puff and my muscles start hurting.

You never hear anybody saying that. Yet when it comes to bare feet we hear the equivalent all the time.

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Saturday Comic

This weekend’s comic comes from Mr. Boffo. It’s dated July 17, 2013.

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Slippers Reinvented

At least that’s what the advertisement from our newspaper last Sunday said. And how, you might ask, have slippers been reinvented?

Why of course, they’re “barefoot”.

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The Fungus Amungus

There was a recent study published in Nature that looked at all the fungi that live on human skin. What was different about this study is that they used DNA to identify the different species, and found a lot more than can usually be found by culturing. The study found a huge profusion of fungi on our feet.

What do you mean “we”, paleface?

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Into the “People’s” House

I was in downtown Columbus yesterday. When there, I always liked to walk through the Statehouse (which is what the State Capitol Building is called).

Of course, I’m sure you all recall that they recently banned bare feet.

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