Bad News

Every now and then the news isn’t good. When this happens we can engage in finding fault or playing the blame game, but such a reaction only delays or obscures reality.

Bad news is just as much a part of life as good news. We don’t have to celebrate the arrival of bad news, but the sooner we come to grips with its presence the quicker we move on with “what is.”

I have lived a pretty long time, and have learned that what may appear to be bad news might develop into good news. Things occur, it doesn’t do us much good to label them at first.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


  1. Makes me think of “no news is good news”!
    Maybe just my age but I find periods with no news to be very uplifting; everybody seems to know too much – were we better off when we knew so little? That might be the salient question!?!

  2. Being mindful and staying in the present needs to be our full time job!.Rainer MacGuire

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