What Goes Around

Two years ago mankind rushed full throttle towards a bridge abutment. And not much has gotten better, but some surely must have. Click the link below for the Fragments post on Earth Day 2014.

Earth Day: We Couldn’t Stay Here Without You

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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. It was good to read again about your unique county, although I am sad it is so unique. Surely we are foing to get a new head of steam, like in the 70’s. Hopefully the climate change imperative is leading to us addressing some if not all of the necessary changes.