We had an earthquake since we last chatted. Is it too soon to ask "what's up?"
In a new age of strong-man politics - Trump, Putin, Duterte et al - will it be unusual in the future for a world leader to die at 90? Fidel Castro checked out this week, leaving his cafe empire to the residents of his home city; us.
Trump remains president-elect, and yet the left is the problem apparently. Is "identity politics" alienating navel gazing, certain to ruin our chances with the salt of the earth? Or is it a target you can move about at will when you're angry about getting owned. If nobody is arguing in good faith, could it actually be many things?
Is fake news a problem? Can the media reform? You'll never guess what the answer is. Take our quiz to find out.
Sad13 - Fixina
Buena Vista Social Club - Chan Chan
Empire of the Sun - Two Vines
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez - If It Was a Snake It Would Have Bit You
This is about fascism arriving, and being accepted, into the United States.
Sibelius Violin Concerto in D Minor
Rich Robinson "Only A Pawn In Their Game" (Bob Dylan)
Divine Inspiration "The Way (Put Your Hand In My Hand)"
A Tribe Called Quest "The Donald"