The Creswell Chronicle -

By Noel Nash
Chronicle Publisher 

'You're not from here, are you?'

 

April 11, 2019



What does it mean to be from here?

Sure, “local” can be defined in terms of geography. “I was born here and I’ll die here.” It’s a valid philosophy, and ultimately just a subcategory of the larger population. A splice of the data, if you will.

A more complete and accurate definition of “local” comes from those intangibles that define us.

Shared values, and shared experiences.

A sense of belonging. An appreciation for the history and legacy. A love for your neighbor. Lots of sweat equity, enriching the soil and helping solidify the foundation of the community. It’s famili...



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