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- BRADBERRY: Neither long ago, nor far away ... If you did not catch documentary filmmaker Ken Burns' latest masterpiece, "The Address" on PBS last night, it will be well worth your time to look for the re-run, or to find it online as soon as possible.
- BRADBERRY: Say it with me -- this land is your land ... While we fret about where to place his statue, from beyond the site where he lay in faraway Belgrade, Serbia, Nikola Tesla is now providing the state park and the city of Niagara Falls with an opportunity to develop and coordinate some comprehensive planning for the long-term benefit of BOTH by forcing them to work out an agreement to relocate the statue where it belongs; according to some, with the last remaining original physical vestige of his actual presence here.
- BRADBERRY: See clearly now, the rain is (almost) gone I originally wrote this piece back in 2005. In view of the recent surge of interest and investment in Niagara's future, I thought it might be worth repeating, lest we forget from whence we come:
- BRADBERRY: Celebrate our historic women of distinction March is Women's History Month.
- BRADBERRY: Desperately seeking signs of spring, PLEASE! Finally, at this long winter's end comes spring. But unlike Carl Sandburg's fog, arriving silently "on little cat feet", spring can "Come in like a lion and go out like a lamb", so say some.
- BRADBERRY: Memories of winters of discontent This weather reminds me of the good old days before snow blowers, when snow was snow and boys were boys.
- BRADBERRY: And the award goes to ... Solomon Northup Fearing that Twelve Years a Slave would meet the same demise as the 1985 blockbuster, The Color Purple, I was set to be disappointed by the Academy Awards presentations last Sunday evening.
- BRADBERRY: Looking back to see ahead; historical fortune telling Like hundreds of other Niagarans and former Niagara Falls residents now living in other various places around the world, I received some very exciting news in my email yesterday from our precious local "Towne Crier", my friend and colleague, Norma Higgs.
BRADBERRY: Zora Neale Hurston and R. Nathaniel Dett, folklorists
Life can be so short, yet so full, I thought as I stood reading the headstone, "Genius of the South, 1901 - 1960, Novelist, Folklorist, Anthropologist" atop Zora Neal Hurston's grave in Fort Pierce, Florida where she died poor and penniless in the County Home on Thursday January 28, 1960.
- BRADBERRY: Black history IS American, world history I have always appreciated February, forever History Month for me; can't we make it so for everyone, about EVERYONE?
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