Pardon Our Dust

While I have a brief break at work–I will tell both of my regular weekend visitors that the site will likely be a bit whacko for a couple of days and possibly comments will not be enabled while there are server changes that include an upgrade to the lastest version of Word Press.

We will resume our usual blather on the other side of this non-emergency transition as we move into our spacious, modern, high-tech revolving glass-enclosed blogging complex overlooking Goose Creek and the Fortress Garden.

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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.

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