On The Cover of the Rolling Stone


This is sort of a fun way to waste an hour: put pix of your family members on various magazine covers.

You will have to fish around to find an image composition that accidentally fits the uneditable magazine cover from the somewhat limited (but expanding) selection of magazines at MagMyPic.

More often than not, in any people pictures you have, their head will get cut off by the magazine banner, so experiment until you find something that just happens to work. Be warned: because of this inflexibility, the best shot you have of your dad will only work on the cover of Cosmopolitan or Seventeen. Might send him and the world the wrong message.

Yes, that’s me: Farmer Fred (a.k.a. The Foolish Farmer of Erewhon–an allegory from the first year of blogging.)

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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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