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One year ago this week, we were shutting down for “two weeks” because of the pandemic. Well, Happy Friday, everyone. Things are looking up.

This week in March 2020, my kids were off in Jamaica helping a church group make improvements at a school for the deaf. Richard Campbell was in town visiting, and we took him around the area, and he got to see our favorite restaurants and other haunts. And then the lockdown happened. Richard ended up having to leave like a thief in the night so he could get home to British Columbia while there were still available flights, and he barely made it. My kids flew home to a world in which school had been canceled, we thought, for 10 days. Instead, my daughter never returned to school, never had a prom, and had a sort-of graduation outside with no crowds, months late, that was a quick drive-through affair. The world had changed.

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