The dogs haven’t stopped chasing cars

Following an enjoyable, but all too brief, Christmas hiatus, City Scope returns with a tradition dating back ten years, where we welcome the newly arrived year by way of a final glance back at the wit and wisdom served up by some of those individuals caught in the glare of the spotlight over the previous 365 days.
Since that debut, we have broadened our horizon to include quotes from a variety of sources, among them Times-Journal readers and T-J website and Facebook posters.
As an unabashed hoarder of quotes, this look over our shoulder is an enviable task that conveniently meshes the preceding 12 months into a compact package to revisit upon the demise of a battle-weary year.
As American writer and editor Daniel Okrent keenly observed, “I’m afraid we’ll see reporters stop chasing quotes around the same time dogs stop chasing cars.”    Continue reading