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I might be more likely to tweet than to blog over the next few days (those terms sound more like the symptoms of  a dreaded disease than forms of modern communication) so if you are not a regular follower at twitter, you can check in from time to time at this link. Happy trails to you. And maybe me. We’ll see how it goes.

By the way, if you think twitter is a toy, look at this visualization of how the New York Times information posted in tweets can be laid out across the three-dimensional timeline. The same may ultimately be done for many or most news sites. This really is worth taking a look at.

About

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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