Well-traveled. Still Well

We’ve just returned from a few thousand travel miles that afforded our little hands access to all sorts of public places, hardware, menus, crowds, sneezes and unavoidable road bush meat, and we are waiting for the other stinky shoe to drop.

How often do you come home from a trip only to come down with the creepy-crud?

So today’s post is about staying well. Or not. Enjoy. But afterward, wipe that smile or grimace off your face with a 60% or better alcohol wipe.

First, this. Yeah, make the healthy choice. Order the chicken.

AARP offers some obvious but knowingly-ignored sources to access to other people’s dys-hygenic habits that can make you sick.

And speaking of bush meat: The stuff is imported illegally from Africa in suitcases into Britain. So if you don’t want blood pudding for breakfast in London, there ARE other options.  Ebola’s probably not coming to a downtown bus near you, but it IS on the move. 

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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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