It’s been a year….

Be sure to join us for next Friday’s Zooming with the Dawg when my guest will be Jamey Harrison, Deputy Director of the UIL. We will discuss the controversy over transgender students participating in athletics, legislation to watch out for, and whatever else is cooking at The League.  Friday, March 19 at 10:00 a.m. 

Do you remember when you first realized that this COVID thing was going to be big?  For me it was a year ago today.  That’s the day we cancelled our family’s spring break trip to Washington D.C.  South by Southwest had been cancelled already. Then March Madness. Then Spring Training and Opening Day of the baseball season. Obviously, this was going to be a Big Deal. I wondered how long this would go on.  A few weeks?  August??  October??? 

I could not fathom the possibility that a year later we’d still be wearing masks and avoiding large gatherings.  Sigh.  I’m happy to report that Mrs. Dawg and I have both received both doses of the vaccine and had no side effects.  I wish the same for all you Loyal Readers.  

Let’s spend a few minutes today expressing gratitude to the many people and institutions that have helped us get through this.  Certainly teachers and school employees are at the top of my list, along with health care workers, first responders, those folks at the grocery store and the many people that are delivering things to our homes.  I’m sure that many, if not most of you, know of at least one person we have lost due to the pandemic, so our gratitude is mixed with sadness. 

I hope that the Walsh Gallegos law firm has adequately pivoted to the “new normal” so as to continue to fulfill our mission of helping the people who help the kids.   If there is anything we can do to improve on that, please let me know. 

We are normally just about at spring break time here in Texas, but I expect that the 2020-21 school calendar is a mess due to….due to all of this.  So I’m not going to take my customary one week break from the Dawg. We’ll be barking at you again next week.  See you then.