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Saturday Comic

This comic appeared about a week ago.

Red and Rover is always a go-to comic for bare feet. After all, it is set in the 1960s when lots and lots of kids went barefoot all summer long.

And when school lets out . . .

Red and Rover, June 15, 2016

Red and Rover, June 15, 2016

 

Lately I’ve been doing a fair bit of walking (I really can’t call it “hiking” in good conscience) at another local Metro Park, Blacklick Woods. It’s not particularly challenging in the usual sense: it’s quite flat, unlike the trails about an hour away in southeastern Ohio.

But it is challenging in a different way.

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Saturday Comic

Last week I introduced you to the comic strip Wallace the Brave. This week I’ll show the follow-on strip. It appeared June 10, 2016.

Wallace the Brave, June 10, 2016

Wallace the Brave, June 10, 2016

The thing is, if we believe all of the other, older strips I’ve shown (and we should!), his old shoes won’t fit him by the time school starts back up anyways.

 

Tar Hollow Re-Route

I don’t go hiking at Tar Hollow all that often—nothing against it; there are just other parks closer to me. But I was there last week only to discover that my maps were having a bit of trouble directing me.

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Indian Wisdom

Indian Country Today had an article yesterday about Santee Sioux doctor and educator on ethnohistory Dr. Charles Eastman, entitled Dr. Charles Eastman Offered Up Wisdom On Wellness. The story is based on his 1921 article, “What Can the Out of Doors Do For Our Children?”

We (but particularly barefooters) are beginning to realize how important exposure to the outdoors is to our well-being. Here’s just one article, Health Benefits of Being Outdoors, extolling the virtues of “Vitamin N” (for Nature).

But so often Native Americans were there long before the fads.

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Saturday Comic

Today’s strip is a relatively new one, in two ways. First, it was just published last Wednesday. Second, the whole comic strip was just started about a year ago. The strip is Wallace the Brave by Will Henry.

It’s about a small boy who lives along the shore of New England in a town called Snug Harbor. Naturally, he’s precocious.

Wallace the Brave, June 8, 2016

Wallace the Brave, June 8, 2016

There’s always somebody around who just doesn’t get it.

 

Saturday Comic

It’s not quite officially summer yet (well, it is meteorological summer) but I think this works just fine. It’s from Red and Rover, about a boy from the 1960s who, like so many did back then, spent his summers barefoot. This comic appeared on June 25, 2006.

Red and Rover, June 25, 2006

Red and Rover, June 25, 2006

 

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