Printed in the Road Less Traveled / Floyd Press / June 3, 2010 ~ by Fred First Several weeks ago about bedtime, I stood out by the garden fence long enough that a dozen familiar constellations and host of lesser points of light appeared overhead on a night so clear for this time of year it seemed we would surely have frost by morning (and we did!) Other than the barred owls’ monkey calls down the valley south and the soft percussion of Goose …

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We’re thinking a lot,  in the midst of both intentional and unintended change coming to southwest Virginia, about what we want to preserve in the way we live, about those amenities and resources we will not sell to woo tourism or other business, will not give up for any amount of revenue. There are some changes that would kill the goose that laid the golden egg. What are those precious amenities, values, conditions or resources, and how can we preserve them? Two that came …

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