Barefoot confrontations can usually be successfully handled

Never be afraid of confrontations when walking into a store barefoot. You are doing nothing wrong and are harming no one.

If you live your life without shoes, as I do, it’s pretty inevitable that sooner or later someone somewhere is going to confront you in a public place and tell you you’re required to have on shoes in order to remain there.                                                                                                                                       Continue reading “Barefoot confrontations can usually be successfully handled”

Hate sites promote shaming of barefoot airline passengers

Online shaming of barefoot airline passengers is the modern-day scarlet letter.

A rather disturbing trend in social media and internet web content has surfaced in the last several years where certain people out in public are being secretly photographed and “shamed” by their images being posted online for public ridicule. This is an insidious type of cyberbullying where the victims have little to no recourse.                                                    Continue reading “Hate sites promote shaming of barefoot airline passengers”

The N.C. Mountain State Fair refuses to remove its rude sign

Sign put up at NC Mountain State Fair in 2011 - photo taken 2013.

This is a tale of stupidity and arrogance. It’s about the stupidity of a decision made by certain public officials. And it’s about the arrogance of those officials to refuse to reverse that decision in the face of facts, logic, and the concept of treating all people with dignity, respect, and inclusiveness. There’s no happy ending to this story. Not yet anyway. Continue reading “The N.C. Mountain State Fair refuses to remove its rude sign”