A balanced look at things happening in the world around us can help us keep a healthy perspective on life.
Three quick examples:
The Good News is it looks like North Korea doesn't have a hydrogen bomb.
The Bad News is the North Koreans are still testing nukes in violation of international law.
The Good News is President Obama can (and will) veto this latest effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, continuing health protection for 19 million people.
The Bad News: This is the 62nd attempt to derail the current health care system and the GOP still haven't given up after five years of futility.
The Good News is the first scientific risk assessment of the much-debated class of pesticides called neonicotinoids and how they affect bees on a chronic long-term basis has come out in a recent study.
The Bad News is don't expect any future action on this pesticide to solve the dwindling bee problem because it's not just this pesticide alone, but a complicated puzzle that includes lack of food for bees, parasites, disease and the way different pesticides and fungicides interact, said bee expert May Berenbaum at the University of Illinois.
Time for me to walk on down the road...