When media guru Marshall McLuhan declared back in the 1960s that "Every innovation has within itself the seeds of its reversal," I had no idea what he meant.
Just when I thought David Duke had gone the way of the Betamax, buggy whips and record stores, the former Ku Klux Klan leader, Republican politician and jailbird has re-emerged to haunt the new Republican-controlled Congress.
It is no crushing insult to Ava DuVernay's "Selma" that experts dispute its accuracy.
It was an "awesome" year. I am using the A-word in the sense that I have heard my son's generation use it since he was in grade school in the 1990s.
In an ideal world, there would be no contradiction between support for police and opposition to bad policing.
It was drizzling, and the sky was that uniquely bleak color that on a paint chip might be called "Chicago gray," when I ran into a friend. We were both out for a solitary walk. "What are you up to?" She tilted her umbrella and glanced skyward.