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

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”