Let There (NOT) Be Light

Yo, Fragments regulars or those much  more numerous who, according to my site statistics,  came here round-about from the oddest search results you can imagine (those details for another time)…

I will be, at least for while, posting primarily on medium.com that perhaps has more potential readership and greater credibility as a fact source than the fuzzy world of blogs.

Today’s post has not gotten much love there, so my thought that DARKNESS  and a pertinent map would be an interesting topic for my sky-watching neighbors has not borne out. I continue to have my finger somewhere other than on the pulse of American readership.

But one or two southwest Virginians may appreciate anew your bearing in the world of dark (or light) places in these parts. From this post, be sure and go to meteoEarth for their dynamic maps.

And if you make it to Medium.com, please sign up to follow and if you really are feeling generous, “recommend” (medium’s version of FB “like”) a post or two from time to time.

Go to http://medium.com/@fred1st

The “featured image” up top of night time lights over SW VA from meteoEarth here is not very clear, the image uploaded to medium.com is better and meteoEarth is far clearer still.

That is all.


About fred

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.

4 comments:

  1. Help us with the Medium link and we will follow you there, although I love getting this blog in my e-mail inbox, which I always see, unlike my FB feed.

  2. Fred, whether people find you here or there, you do have a few loyalists who appreciate you, your writing, and the photos you post!

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