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I am often amused about the way that some barefooters will see a commercial that includes bare feet for some reason and then try so hard to interpret that as some sort of increased acceptance of bare feet, or that the ad writer is conveying how freeing going barefoot is.

I suspect it is just some sort of bareidolia.*

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How to Draw a Foot

I generally have little artistic talent. I tend to draw the way I tend to dance: mechanically. On the other hand, drawing well takes more than talent; it also requires knowing the mechanics and practicing.

I recently came across a web page that teaches the fundamentals of drawing feet. It is quite fascinating.

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Late-Friday Comic

Instead of a Saturday Comic, I’ll publish this on Friday, since it is a combination of comic and a more-extensive weekday post. This is a full story arc that ran from April 26, 1958 through August 16, 1958.

It is from a comic strip named Gordo.

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John Wesley’s Barefoot Story

Here’s a story about John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist church. It was told by one of his followers, Thomas Rutherford, in the 1808 edition of Methodist Magazine.

The event related occurred in 1736 or 1737, but was told to Ruthorford by Wesley in 1776, in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Library, Thy Name is Hypocrisy

I’ve written before about the Haverhill Library.

It seems they have this rule against bare feet . . .

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Saturday Comic

Today’s comic is from Pickles, a strip by Brian Crane about a retired couple.

It was published on October 10, 2007.

Pickles, October 10, 2007

Pickles, October 10, 2007

 

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Demonizing Bare Feet

One thing barefooters really notice is that the terminally shod like to raise the specter of injuries that happen while going barefoot while totally ignoring the sorts of injuries common to shoe-wearing.

And they seem to really love it when they can point to a real barefooted injury.

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