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