Well, that was fun while it lasted. I didn’t do any long-distance traveling over the break, unless you count a trip down to Key Largo with a friend for lunch. That itself was a break from staying home and hoping the omicron virus stayed elsewhere.
So we are going back to school here in Miami-Dade County. I received a welcome-back e-mail last night:
We are looking forward to returning to school tomorrow, January 3, 2022. We know that for some of you Winter Recess was spent recuperating from colds, flu, and COVID 19. Hopefully, many of you were able to spend time with family and friends.
Tomorrow is a regular school day. We have notified parents and staff regarding the new “mask” requirements and the CDC policy for returning to work or school after exposure to illness of COVID 19. Please stay home if you are sick.
During the next few months, we all need to focus on student learning in the healthiest environment possible.
I think that’s the most we can hope for.
Meanwhile, I did receive some great news. My play “Home-Style Cooking at the Gateway Cafe,” which was read at the 2021 Valdez Theatre Festival, will be included in the Smith & Kraus anthology The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2022, to be published in December. At least my writing career is off to a hopeful start this year.