Every year about this time, I look back with appreciation at the people, places and predicaments that made it into my column during the past 12 months. Here is Part One. So, thanks to …

My brother-in law Tom, who last Christmas gave me an Apple watch: I am not tech savvy, but Tom told me not to worry. “Many have been intimidated, but with a little patience you will find it all worthwhile.” This was the exact advice he gave me when I told him I was going to marry his sister.

Dick Wolfsie is a former Indianapolis TV personality.