About What We Hold In Our Hands

What We Hold In Our Hands: A Slow Road Reader (2009) is different from Slow Road Home–but the same.

The times were different. I was lost when I began compiling Slow Road, and to some extent “found” by the time What We Hold coalesced a few years later, with a more directed voice towards those things that held meaning or concern for me.

Many of these pieces were published in one of two news columns I maintained, or became radio essays at WVTF, the NPR station in Roanoke. These pieces more succinctly reflect the notion of a “personal ecology” and the importance of our relationships to nature, to place, and within community.

I’ll share here some excerpts from and about the book, and hope you’ll order a copy for yourself or as a gift for a friend who would resonate with this book’s hope and story.

Fred’s What We Hold In Our Hands was chosen for Ferrum College Freshman Seminar required reading.

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