Every shoe company is getting in on the natural running kick these days. And if you know of one that doesn't have a shoe that fits this category currently, you can probably bet they are working on one.
There was a very interesting article on this topic on The Art of Manliness this week that discusses how we as humans need to exercise to be healthy and that a long list of ailments was unknown to our ancestors who had to do physical work every day just to survive. They mention some of our anatomical features that suggest we were made to run and run fast for a long time. The book Born to Run($10) goes into this deeper and is about a hidden tribe of Indians in Mexico who are said to be the best runners in the world. And judging by the reviews on Amazon it looks great and I'm ordering it.
The Wall Street Journal discusses the future of air travel, which includes a new generation of jets designed to ease the stress during flights and RFID (Radio frequency identification) tags on your luggage.
Gear up for that Road Trip. As I have said before, having notebooks with you on a trip is one of the best ways to document the trip in writing about how you feel when you are there. Sometimes it is hard to capture that with pictures alone.