Earl and the world's largest pysanka. Photo by Sean Woods.
Almost four years ago, I realized a lifelong dream by participating directly in the democratic process, serving as the Alberta Liberal candidate for Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville. I placed a distant second, but the experience was well worth it: I met hundreds of very nice people, I lost about fifteen pounds door-knocking, and I learned about the people, geography, industries and issues of east-central Alberta. And I finally laid eyes upon the famous Vegreville pysanka, the world's largest.