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The Road Back
Next Monday, March 15, we will be going back to the classroom. Not everybody. Not all at once. Just the Freshman and just the Freshman who feel that it is safe enough for them to return to the classroom. What is the big deal about the classroom anyway? It's where you go to meet your friends and take tests and write stuff so one day you can be an adult. It has been a part of our culture since we landed on Plymouth Rock many years ago.
On Friday, March 13, 2020, all that came to an end with the Pandemic of the COVID19. Since then we have been trying to get back, safely. After two vaccinations, double masks, lots of hand sanitizer, bottles of disinfectant, hopefully enough toilet paper and students sitting six feet apart, classes will begin.
It has been a long strange year as Jerry Garcia might have said if he was still with us. We will not discuss the political happenings since I do not have enough space or patience to cover my feelings in the matter. I am not alone, but I will talk about the long road back where wildfires and other climate related events seemed to keep us guessing.
You can put things on hold for just so long. You can close business establishments just so long before they can no longer survive. You can keep us socially distanced until we need a hug. Watching littles ones put their hands on the their grandparent's windows is too heart wrenching for me knowing that this might be the last time these children see them. Quick, Kleenex.
Anyway, let's all get on the road back to "normal." It will not be the one we left in March 2020, but it will start to feel like it if we accept it and be grateful that we somehow made it through this Pandemic. Get out your pencils and notebooks and let us begin...