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Zits to start last month. Zits to start this month. It’s from last Thursday.

Zits, April 30, 2015

Zits, April 30, 2015

Complaints of bare feet being unsanitary around food would make sense only if this were regularly true.

 

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The Creek Boys

One of the blogs I regularly read is Lenore Skenazy’s Free-Range Kids. She debunks a lot of the unreasonable fears that parents have these days and advocates for letting kids grow up the way we used to, without having parents constantly hovering and directing their lives.

She recently highlighted “The Creek Boys of Raleigh” and it shows, that given a chance, kids do still go barefoot.

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Saturday Comic

This is last Sunday’s strip from Arlo & Janis.

Arlo & Janis, April 19, 2015

Arlo & Janis, April 19, 2015

[Click for larger, more readable version.]

I’ve mentioned before having older adults tell me how they used to run around barefoot all summer as kids, but that they could never do that now. It’s because they have let their feet atrophy.

 

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The Pleasure of Being Recognized

One of the downsides of going barefooted is the constant worry (even if we get used to it) of having some store employee seeing us barefoot and throwing a fit.

But there is also an upside.

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Skyclad and Earthsoled

Today is Earth Day. It’s a good day to appreciate Mother Earth skyclad and earthsoled.

For how else can we really be intimate with our origin?

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A Hole in My Foot

I did a bit of hiking last Friday. And I had something happen that happens only very rarely.

I got a hole in my foot.

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Saturday Comic

Today’s comic is a classic. It’s from Pogo by Walt Kelly, and was drawn specifically for Earth Day in 1971.

He originally drew a comic for the first Earth Day in 1970. This 1971 version is similar, but for the second on he added the piece that makes it particularly poignant for barefooters.

This is also the origin of the famous tagline, “We have met the enemy . . . and he is us.”

Pogo, Earth Day, 1971

Pogo, Earth Day, 1971

 

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