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It’s Myths All The Way Down

There is something about bare feet that seem to generate myths. We’re all familiar with health department myths, and athlete’s foot myths, and warts myths, and that feet are supposedly these fragile things.

But it’s been going on for a long time.

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Barefoot in the White House?

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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Like We’ve Never Heard That Before

The Sentinel and Enterprise, in Fitchburg, MA has an advice columnist. In today’s issue, there’s this horrible office situation that “Dear Annie” has to deal with.

You’ll never guess what it is.

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The Great Human Race — Thirst

I really thought I’d done my last post about the National Geographic program The Great Human Race. Their next exisode was entitled “Thirst” and took place in the desert in Oman on the Saudi peninsula. It didn’t seem bare feet would be involved at all.

I was wrong.

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Get it Right, People

I just came across an interesting book on religious tolerance. The book is Religion, Diversity and Conflict, edited by Edward Foley.

It documents a meeting of the International Academy of Practical Theology that occurred in 2007.

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The Huffington Post is highlighting on its front page today a listicle on 11 Easy, Natural Ways To Treat Nearly All Of Your Foot Problems. It’s the usual mix of weird stuff that doesn’t address the root cause.

And of course, I can easily come up with just one way to fix foot problems.

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Bristling

In my last blog entry, my son and I were touring Lehman Caves at Great Basin National Park. But that was in the morning.

So in the afternoon we went out hiking.

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