Kenwood Press


Serving the communities of Kenwood, Glen Ellen and Oakmont

email print
Publishers' Corner: 08/15/2017

Up, Up, Upbeat



Every so often we get a note from someone wishing we did more pleasant, upbeat stories. Honestly, I don't think we're all doom and gloom, and that we have plenty of fun stuff in the paper, but I understand the sentiment. You get afraid to open the paper every day, or turn on the news. Everything seems to be a conflict, adding to your daily stress level as you polish off your second bag of Fritos.

We like good news too, and we try our best to look for it, especially if the bad news is something we'd rather not believe. Our older son is about to be married here in Kenwood and we are scouring the weather sites on the Internet to check the forecast for the wedding day. One site said 10 percent chance of precipitation; so did another. Well, that just wouldn't do, so we looked around some more until we finally found a forecast with zero chance of precipitation. Good news. Who cares what the actual weather is, as long as someone tells us what we want to hear!

So in the spirit of lowering blood pressure everywhere, let's try an experiment with these first paragraphs of some good news articles.

Kenwood, CA, Aug. 9 - Matilda Golic of Misbro Way in Kenwood reported that Buddy, her eight-year-old Golden Retriever, had just finished his dinner. “Ate every bite,” said Mrs. Golic. “Now he's taking a nap. He's such a good dog.”

Oakmont, CA, Aug. 10 - Simon Butler just completed a collection of Pez dispensers he's been working on for decades. Butler spent $500 to buy a Howdy Doody Pez dispenser, completing his set of famous ventriloquist dummies of the 20th century. “Thank God that's over with,” said his wife, Mary. “I'm changing our eBay password right now.”

Glen Ellen, CA, Aug. 11 - Glen Ellen residents held a party in Mayflower Hall to celebrate a whole month of the townsfolk not having to call in a complaint about loud screaming and partying at a vacation rental on Gibson. “It's weird,” said one neighbor. “I don't know what to do with myself on the weekend - I'm usually on the phone with the sheriff.”

Kenwood, CA, Aug. 8 - Jay Gamel of the Kenwood Press got a call from his doctor saying he was going to live at least another day. Jay soaked in the good news with ice cream and chocolate cake from the Kenwood Market. His colleagues shook their heads and stuck a bag of carrots into his man-bag.


Well, how do you feel now? How about good! Good news begets good feelings begets good times begets - you get the picture. And don't forget to have a good day!

- Alec


Editor & Publisher
Email: alec@kenwoodpress.com

Recently Published:

01/15/2019 - Smart!
12/15/2018 - Do you hear what I hear?
12/01/2018 - Does crime pay?
11/15/2018 - The love in the air…
11/01/2018 - Politics – ugh
10/15/2018 - All is vulnerable and precious
10/01/2018 - 12 months post-fire
09/15/2018 - Decluttering
09/01/2018 - Taking care of yourself
08/15/2018 - The time is yesterday
08/01/2018 - Big fish stories
06/15/2018 - Picture perfect
06/01/2018 - Friendly skies
05/15/2018 - Talk, not tech
05/01/2018 - How you say... ?

Community Calendar

Fire safety in Oakmont topic of discussion
01/24/2019
more...
Rotary sponsors A Streetcar Named Desire
01/24/2019
more...
Winter landscape photo workshop at Jack London
01/26/2019
more...
VOTMA New Year’s Social
01/26/2019
more...
Winter landscape photo workshop at Jack London
01/27/2019
more...
Oakmont Sunday Symposium
01/27/2019
more...
Speaker Series features nonprofit innovator
01/28/2019
more...
Calidore Quartet brings All-Beethoven feast to Oakmont
01/31/2019
more...
Start the year right – play the ukulele
02/01/2019
more...
Ferns and Friends
02/02/2019
more...
Yoga hike
02/02/2019
more...


Weather Underground PWS KCAKENWO2