Celebrating a Time of Hope and Renewal for our Lives and for our Communities
A Brief One from Doug Draper, Niagara At Large
“Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed… Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.”
– Henry David Thoreau
We’ve been through a long, cold winter, often full of news in this Niagara region and elsewhere that has disheartened and angered us.
I don’t mind telling you that, more than a few times, what I was witnessing of some of the scoundrels, in this region alone, that had their grubby hands on the levers of power and were so abusing the trust we place in public agencies and institutions, had me feeling so depressed and discouraged, that I almost felt like giving up.
But we can’t give up or we lose everything about a civil society that matters.
And now spring is here – a time for renewal. Let’s all get engaged. Together, we can make better days for our lives and communities happen.
Here is one of my favourite spring time songs from one of my all-time favourite groups, The Rascals – “A Beautiful Morning” from the spring of 1968. To hear it, click on the screen below. … Enjoy and join together with your friends and neighbours in a campaign for positive, progressive renewal .
And keep visiting and supporting alternative news and commentary sites like Niagara At Large.
By the way, we have beautiful green places like this in Niagara. Let’s fight against the stupidity and short-sighted greed of a few out there to save what is left of them. – Doug Draper
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“A politician thinks of the next election. A leader thinks of the next generation.” – Bernie Sanders