Sea Change Coming (Audio Version)

“To reach the distant shore of an uncertain future, we can’t just do what we’ve always done. As this tsunami of change comes to our here and now, we can float like flotsam or sink like a stone; but if we will set our minds to do so, we will paddle for all we’re worth and the flow of change will transform us for a future fit for living.”

This is the last paragraph of an essay I’ll post in its entirety before long. Until then, indulge me: I just got my new digital recorder yesterday and had to play with it.

You can listen (I hope) to this 4 minute piece on CHANGE by clicking the link.

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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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  1. Nice…You have no idea how this essay touched where I find myself this week…Routines disrupted, no replacements even envisioned yet…Change is happening, ready or not.

    I enjoyed the audio…Stay warm.