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It seems my Facebook feed is full of barefoot friends excitedly pointing out one of these two stories: Michelle Obama Says You Can Go Barefoot in the White House, FLOTUS’ barefoot policy for the White House, and Michelle Obama Has an Amazing Dress Code Policy for White House Guests.

Excuse me while I go take off my rose-colored glasses.

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A Barefoot Perspective

Here’s just a quickie blog entry about a news item from 1955.

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Wheeler Peak

I’m still working on writing up my visit Out West this past June. (I keep getting interrupted by having to do other things.) As you may recall, last time my son and I were in Great Basin National Park, and we’d hiked to the Rock Glacier and the Bristlecone Pine Grove on the side of Wheeler Peak.

On June 27 it was time to ascend the peak itself.

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We take a break from our regularly-scheduled travelog in the Badlands because a reader has asked Miss Manners about the “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service” signs in restaurants.

But you really won’t believe what torques off that reader.

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Last week the Today Show did a feature about how bad flip-flops are, Here’s how to wear flip-flops without ruining your feet. They always hate flip-flops, and end up saying stupid stuff.

This one was no different.

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10,000 BC

There’s a new “reality show” across the big pond called 10,000 BC. The premise is that they transport 20 people back 12,000 years to see how they survive.

It’s the usual mash-up of drama and ignorance.

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The Wikler Shoe

There’s a new shoe out for small kids that is supposed to be much better for their feet. It’s the KidOFit “Barefoot Comfort”.

The shoe itself, qua shoe, doesn’t seem to be too bad (though I have one issue with it). It’s just that their illustration of its benefits have this tiny little problem . . .

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