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Saturday Comic

Today we’ll go with a comic from Zits, by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman. It appeared October 21, 2013.

Zits, October 21, 2013

Zits, October 21, 2013

And somehow this is considered “normal” and acceptable.

 

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I suspect most folks are aware that in the Civil War, many Confederate soldiers ended up (or started out) going barefoot. In the south, they’d all probably grown up wearing shoes only occasionally, and as the war continued, supplies were hard to get.

Here’s a story, though, of a Union soldier known for going barefoot.

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Saturday Comic

One of my favorite comic strips is Arlo & Janis, created by Jimmy Johnson. This strip appeared on September 13, 2006.

Arlo & Janis - September 13, 2006

Arlo & Janis – September 13, 2006

Jimmy Johnson is about the right age to be a hippy, and you can see that in this strip, showing typical college student dress from the 1960s. Of course, that includes bare feet.

And see if you can figure out who “Arlo” and “Janis” are named after.

 

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A Plea

I’ve shared quite a few barefoot poems over the years. Well, I’ve found another one.

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As regular readers here know, I am rather laid up at the moment. On December 10, 2017 I managed to rupture my Achilles tendon while playing tennis. I’ve previously written about this in What’s Up, Doc?, followed by What’s Afoot?.

So, here’s an update along with some thoughts about why I’m in this predicament. (Hint: look at the title of this post.)

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Saturday Comic

Here’s a comic from the strip Arctic Circle that just appeared this past November 20, 2017. The strip is created by Alex Hallatt.

Arctic Circle, November 20, 2017

Arctic Circle, November 20, 2017

If you really want to get eco-friendly, barefooters can suggest a way.

(I even have a blog entry about the Carbon Footprint of shoes.)

 

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To Keeley and Back

Let me return writing about to my trip Out West last spring. (I’ll finish doing so eventually—hopefully before my next trip.)

After leaving the Grand Canyon, I returned to Hovenweep and the Canyons of the Ancients.

There was more barefoot exploring to do.

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