Fools Rush In

So I had some text here and saved as draft but the text was lost. Discouraging. At every step I take one increment forward, then two backwards. There remain more than a few bottlenecks, and until I get past them, I’ll be spinning my wheels in the sand. 

Blackened Seasoning

Sprinkle grouper filets with Louisiana Fish Fry Products Blackened Seasoning on both sides. Preheat cast iron skillet until it smokes. Dip the filets in the melted butter. Gently place grouper filets in the skillet and cook for 2 minutes. Reduce heat and gently flip filets. Cook until brick red in color, but no darker. Pour 1 Tbsp. melted butter over each filet. Continue cooking until flaky and white.


It is probably a good idea in most cases to create each paragraph as a block so it will be style-able and moveable. 


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.

2 Comments on “Fools Rush In

  1. Sorry, this post is me doodling about with a new page-layout software. I have very little idea what I’m doing and don’t have time to dig deeper until the EcoFair is past. Soon and very soon.

  2. Fred used to follow you and write a note to you once in a while. My email provider changed a week or two ago, and I am still trying to figure out how to follow you and tap in a note once in a while. How do I do this and contact you ?

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