A Brief One from Doug Draper
Posted April 23rd, 2018 on Niagara At Large
Suffice to say, we’ve been through a very a long, cold winter across Southern Ontario and Western New York. We had snow and ice storms just one week ago – right up to the middle of this April, for Hell’s Sake!
On top of the frigid weather, in Niagara, Ontario, in particular, we’ve had all the madness and ugliness coming out of Niagara’s regional headquarters and some of the other government bodies in the region – all of this in the backdrop of Trump, Trump, Trump dominating news on both sides of the Canada/U.S. border.
So waking up to a Monday morning like this is like going from scrapping ice off your windshields to taking a walk along a warm, sandy beach with a song that is the perfect soundtrack for mornings like this.
Niagara At Large will get back to some of the heavier news and commentary this Tuesday, April 24th. In the days and weeks ahead, we also want to begin having a dialogue with our readers about how we can build Niagara At Large as a news source and find the resources it takes to do more of the kind of investigative reporting and commentary we have worked to do, only on a broader range of issues.
We know that the demand is out there and we are determined to find the support and resources necessary to meet it!
In the meantime, here is a song for a warm, sunny morning like this and for all beautiful mornings, from the spring of 1968 by one of my all-time favourite groups, The Rascals (earlier known as the Young Rascals.
Click on the screen below to listen to A Beautiful Morning
.Here is a video of The Rascals performing ‘A Beautiful Morning’ live in 1968, with Felix Cavaliere on lead vocals and check out Dino Danelli, ranked by the pros as one of the 100 best drummers of all time, on the drums –
One Important P.S. about the dinosaurs among us –
If you watched the first video of A Beautiful Morning, you may have noticed that it featured images of forests and wetlands and other lush, green, bio-rich places that young people and people who are young at heart in Niagara, Ontario are now struggling to save from those dinosaurs in government and industry who knoe the price of everything and the value of nothing, and who can’t see a piece of green heritage in this region that they wouldn’t rather pave over for the quick buck.
Here is looking forward to ‘A Better Niagara’ and this coming October’s municipal elections!
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