Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Harris Farm-A great place to XC ski between Portsmouth NH and Portland ME

Harris Farm www.harrisfarm.com is a family farm near Biddeford ME with not only 40K of great XC ski trails but large dairy herd, farm store with milk and meat from the farm for sale. The whole family is involved on the farm and at the touring center demonstrating that with the right approach and creativity family farms can thrive. Of course Harris is blessed with great terrain for trails and farming and a location near populations.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005


World's leading source for promising new business ideas, concepts and innovations.

Related to trendwatching.com in that springwise presents concrete new business opportunities and actual businesses around the world related to the trends from trendwatching. Springwise site and their monthly newsletter (easy read and very well put together) focuses on business to consumer and emerging retail concepts. Ideas are collected from a worldwide network of trend spotters. In particular I find the world view of the site fascinating.

Friday, February 04, 2005

TRENDWATCHING.COM Newsletter | Global Consumer and Marketing Trends


This is a most useful newsletter. Based on insights and material contributed by a large network of trend spotters around the world trendwatching synthesizes these threads into well documented (examples, pictures, etc..) categories and even suggests approaches and other opportunities to ride these trends.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

First Run in the Pearl Izumi Seek Trail Shoe

To much snow here in NH for the trails. Ran with the Seek on the roads. Superb upper fit,like a slipper. I can feel what the front of my foot is up to over the terrain, yet I am very well supported in the midfoot. I am a heavy heel striker and found the combination of the crash pad and frame supported firmly yet with great cushioning, unusual as most with most shoes it is either firm support or pillow cushion. Felt like the shoe was guiding me forward, faster, and with some sense of actually having feet, instead of the usual feeling of a cushionned board on my feet.

The Float is the road cousin of the Seek.
Info at: www.pearlizumi.com

Tuesday, February 01, 2005


This is one of my favorite websites/blogs. Not only all the latest electronic gadgets but innovative products of all sorts. The go to site for new stuff.