FeedBack, Y’all

I told you in the “FEEDS I’M READING” sidebar about Scribd, billed as the “You-Tube for Text”. It was swamped with submissions when I first tried to upload a file; it was zippy today.

And for starters, I uploaded Gene Hyde’s review of Slow Road Home that I converted to pdf, but this seems to load much faster than pdf, and may be the wave of the future for linking to documents that in the past have been too complex, too large, too slow to load in a browser.

Would a few of you click on the link here to tell me if you could access the page quickly and without problems? Many Thanks! — Fred

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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