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Saturday Comic

Today’s comic just appeared last Wednesday. It is from Ziggy, who gets no respect from anybody.

Ziggy, February 11, 2015

Ziggy, February 11, 2015

Kind of like barefooters . . .

 

The Western Assumption

Early this week, while highlighting Allan Savory, I noted his appearance on the new PBS series Earth: A New Wild. There was another episode of the series this past Wednesday, entitled Forests, that included a visit to the Huaorani in the Amazonian Rainforest.

What struck me about the segment was how little the westerners even attempted to fit into the environment.

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Isabelle’s Garden

Here is a short film, Isabelle’s Garden, that looks at a Native American community in Oklahoma. While it looks at poverty, there is much more to it.

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Colorful Characters — Allan Savory

There’s a new series on PBS called Earth: A New Wild. It takes a look at how, while totally wild places no longer really exist on the earth, the animals are being forced to deal with all the humans. This means that there is “a new wild.”

On the Plains episode, they featured a barefooter.

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Saturday Comic

This comic really isn’t about bare feet. It just shows how kids going barefoot was just the norm. It’s also fairly topical considering the measles going around right now.

This comic is Dennis the Menace from August 18, 2014.

Dennis the Menace, August 18, 2014

Dennis the Menace, August 18, 2014

It is probably also a good reminder that barefooters (gardeners, too) should keep their tetanus shots up-to-date.

 

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 Elephant in the Room

When one is a barefooter, it is always the annoyance of the dreaded confrontation that sits in the back of the mind. But, to be truthful, they are actually rather rare. Most people won’t say a thing.

But there is still a background of interest out there.

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