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Saturday Comic

Today’s comic is from a rather new strip that was started just about a year and a half ago. The strip is called Francis, from the National Catholic Reporter, and takes a light-hearted look at being the pope.

The strip below is a double, from a year ago, introducing the pope’s personal assistant and cartoon sidekick, Brother Leo. (I included the first one as part of the set-up; that and it was rather funny.)

February 26-27, 2014

February 26-27, 2014

[Click for larger, more readable version.]

Unfortunately, in later strips Brother Leo is always shown wearing sandals, which I’m afraid is what most Franciscans have gone to (for some unknown reason, to me).

 

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Your Feet Are Killing You

Many barefooters are aware of Simon Wikler’s book, “Take Off Your Shoes and Walk”, from 1961. You can even see a bit of it at the Parents for Barefoot Children site.

You may not be aware that he had an even earlier book.

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Ever wish you had a doctor’s excuse that let you go barefoot? Well, Robert Nighswonger did.

Did it work?

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Saturday Comic

On this snowy morning (at least in Ohio), how about a reminder of a summertime barefoot boyhood?

Dennis the Menace, July 6, 2012

Dennis the Menace, July 6, 2012

This is the Dennis the Menace from July 6, 2012.

 

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Lincoln’s First Speech

Lincoln is, of course, the quintessential barefoot boy made good. Folks these days make a big deal about his going barefoot, and make it a virtue.

But then these days when many of us try to do it, it’s not seen as a virtue at all.

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This Weather is for the Birds

Except it’s not. It’s really, really hard on them. We’ve been below zero quite a few times. Also, the snow buries a lot of their regular food.

This time of year my bird feeder just doesn’t have enough slots to service all the customers.

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Danger Magnet

Why do so many stories regarding bare feet make so little sense. It’s as if their presence make people forget about logic.

Our story today comes from Singapore.

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