The week of December 14 was somewhat of an anomaly. Usually the un-liveliest week in the year when it comes to the news business, this particular week was anything but. Here in New York we had decisions on fracking and casinos and medical marijuana. Capital Region people were horrified by the murder of 5-year old Kenneth White. The Russian currency freefall. Cuba, the Pope and SONY vs. North Korea. And the #ICantBreathe protests got a wicked wake-up call.

It seems the smaller the world becomes, thanks to internet-driven electronic computerized communications, the more that seems to actually happen, the higher the desire for information by the masses. By the end of 2015 I’m thinking either everyone will have his or her nose buried in some sort of handheld web-connected device or will be directly “wired in” via Google Glass or some other technology.