I LOVE CRESTON
'That Appeals to Me' by Creston writer Kristen Cook
This might be a little bit of a confession. I hadn't really read any of this month's I Love Creston articles until just yesterday. I think that's valid given our National holiday, the onset of summer and an onslaught of your other standard reasons. It's a few days in so I was able to read a paper copy of the magazine first (much to my preference). In fact, I cracked open a copy on the beach and flipped through it well nursing my burn working on my tan.
Given the cover I assumed that we were featuring one of our talented local musicians again. There's no doubt that Larry Ewashen is certainly a musician of sorts . . . But that's only in addition to all the other hats he wears.
One thing, it becomes clear, that Ewashen is passionate about is telling the story of the Doukhobors. The Feature touches on the history but also explains Ewashen's involvement. Thanks to Brian Bell the writing is engaging but the subject is certainly fascinating to begin with. There were parts I simply wanted to quote but my 250 word blog post won't can't catch it all. I suggest you simply read it.
But, first, here is a little sample of Ewashen's enthusiasm and ability with words. This time in regards to the place we all call home . . .
“I like the agricultural aspect. I like an emphasis on holistic living and sustainable agriculture and community gardens. It has a very vibrant arts scene, a lot of musicians. That appeals to me.”