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Saturday Comic

Today’s comic is from the strip Baldo. According to its official web page, it’s “America’s Favorite Latino Comic Strip Familia”.

This comic appeared on May 20, 2014.

Baldo, May 20, 2014

Baldo, May 20, 2014

This is so true, and so unappreciated.

 

Under the Old Oak Tree

We finally got a break in the weather around here and I had a chance to go on an organized hike at Clear Creek Metro Park. I kind of waited until the last minute to decide, because southern Ohio had gotten up to 2 feet of snow a few days before, and the area of the hike had certainly gotten a fair bit of snow itself. But then we’d also had a few warm days, and a day of rain.

It turned out that it was perfect for barefoot hiking.

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From the Arnold Classic

It’s really all about expectations.

The Arnold Sports Festival was this past weekend here in Columbus. On Saturday, the Columbus Dispatch had a front page picture from it.

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Saturday Comic

This comic is from the short-lived strip <Oh, Brother. This one appeared on July 15, 2011.

While it’s not specifically about going barefoot, it does display an attitude (prejudice) we recognize.

Oh, Brother, July 15, 2011

Oh, Brother, July 15, 2011

 

I’m used to seeing barefoot driving stories and discussions from the perspective of living in the United States. Around here, everything seems to be colored by the fact that there are still, despite many articles debunking it over the years, a lot of people who believe that it is illegal to drive barefoot.

So, how are things different in a place like India?

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There have been a smattering of barefoot runners since Abebe Bikila. Of course there is Zola Budd, and I’ve written about Dale Story and Marcus Clarke.

Here’s another one: Worley Stout.

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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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