Studies in Green ~ IV

Light looking for a Subject
Light looking for a Subject

I promised something green. Not many words to go with it this time. Scurrying off very soon down Bent Mountain (why does it ALWAYS rain or fog when I must descend that way from Middle Earth) to meet with Gene Marano for a Studio Virginia segment upcoming (date TBA).

I will have an opportunity to read several passages (likely excerpts from full pieces) at a relaxed pace not limited strickly by the more familiar WVTF essay’s 3 minute egg timer. Gene did a great interview for Slow Road Home in June of 2006, and I look forward to today’s meeting with no dread and with considerable anticipation!

I’ll let you know when it airs. Studio Virginia broadcasts on WVTF 89.1 at 7 on Thursdays and again at 2 on Sundays. I’ll double check that when the time gets closer.

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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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  1. Ahhhhh green….Just anything GREEN…I love your blog, love the eye candy and so glad that I stumbled upon Floyd County!
    Come visit my humble blog…