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”

Initial heel contact is the natural way to walk barefoot

Initial heel contact (heel strike) is the natural way to walk barefoot.

When humans walk, whether barefoot or otherwise, an initial heel contact when stepping is the normal, natural gait. This is often referred to as walking with a heel strike, and is what the human foot is designed to do.

An initial heel contact (strike) does not mean a hard hit to the surface

The term “heel strike” is a little misleading, however, because it tends to Continue reading “Initial heel contact is the natural way to walk barefoot”