On the Outside Looking In

On the inside looking out
On the inside looking out

I can’t quite figure out where I am this morning. So this picture from Farmers Supply Yard Globe-Gazing Ball thingy seems an apt image. If I figure out where I am, I’ll write from there. Til then, I’m stuck in the Gazing Ball and can’t get out.


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.

5 comments:

  1. LIFE, STUCK IN A GAZING BALL, MAY NOT BE BAD, SOMETIMES……….

    THEN, THERE ARE THOSE, STILL LOOKING FOR THEIR LOST SHAKER OF SALT

    AND, THERE ARE THOSE WHO RODE OUT INTO THE DESERT ON A HORSE WITH NO NAME…….

    YES, IT’S MONDAY AM, AND I AM STILL CRAZY, AFTER ALL THESE YEARS….

    I HOPE YOU FIND WHERE YOU ARE……..
    AND LET’S US KNOW..

    MARK

  2. Hey, Fred, you should have a “global view” from there, with no end to writing material.

    At least you’re not behind the eight ball.

  3. Or, you could have had my day…Trying to unravel unending blue screen of death messages on my laptop…At least that’s over…Now let’s see how long it takes to get it to talk to the internet again…

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