I credit this message to my good friend and carpool buddy, who, tired of reading depressing news stories, wished for a newspaper with only the good stuff. Finding positive news sounded like a decent challenge to me, so I started reading the newspaper with renewed focus. It would be like a hidden treasure hunt in the pages of the SF Chronicle. Could it really be done?
Let's see. Madoff, nope. Gaza, major no. Flip, Flip. Flip. Twelve year old and two year old with gun. No comment. Car plunges into pool, geez. Obama's Blackberry, moving on.... AhHA! Yes! It's taken four days, but I've found two stories that actually merit sharing.
1) Lennon bus brings Africans, S.F. teens to song
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus stopped in San Francisco and paired up Zimbabwe's Liyana band with San Francisco School of Art music students. They collaborated and made music. What's the special part about this article, besides how cool this is? Just read the band bio, and you'll see what I mean.
2) Fun-filled celebration of science
This looked like a fun event with some depth, as it represented a kick-off for The Year of Science 2009. What is the Year of Science? "A national year-long celebration of science to engage the public in science and improve public understanding about how science works, why it matters, and who scientists are." Those at San Francisco's Chrissy Field Center on Sunday were able to do hands on science experienments, and from the article, it looked like it really did help folks get excited about science!
I've felt the same way about news and it seems even more difficult to find happy news in the online news sites.
I am seriously messed up. I can't read or watch the news anymore. I know I should. I know I need to be an informed citizen, but I just can't seem to generate enough interest. Sure, if I hear from a friend that something happened or I get a call from my mom asking me if I'm okay, then I know I really need to stay up with the news. I'm working on it...
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