Alive and Well and Living in WI

Just a quick word that I’m fully installed in the SEJ conference, right this moment hearing Al Gore answer questions from a very long line of folks who will never get their turn. More more more speakers coming until late tonight. I’m tweeting more than blogging, battery life of laptop a limiting factor. Didn’t bring flash so won’t even try in this audiorium to take pictures. To Aldo Leopold’s “shack” on Saturday and maybe some images from that.

So just to tap in briefly for those who might wonder how things are going. I’m okay.

And I have an idea I’ll have some different things to write about when I get home.

Share this with your friends!

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.

Articles: 3013


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  1. I’d be interested in what Al, I invented the internet, and I discovered the love canal, Gore had to say. Giving credit where credit is due he did spearhead the global warming/climate change movement, although some of his ideas are opinions and not fact.

    Altogether a good guy, I am glad he speaks for the planet.

  2. If you felt the need to have new things to write about in your blog, then that is yet another reason it was a good idea for you to go to this conference. Enjoy the remainder of it, especially Aldo Leopold’s shack.