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Fri Jan 22, 2021, 12:13 AM

We Have Our Marching Orders By Connie Schultz


We Have Our Marching Orders
By Connie Schultz
January 21, 2021


Finally, we have a new president.

Many of us are feeling a lot of excitement, buttressed by wave after wave of relief. We are a nation of survivors.

On Inauguration Day, I felt hopeful watching Joe Biden and Kamala Harris take their oaths of office. They appeared to understand what we were asking of them and accepted without reservation.

The night before, they stood at the Lincoln Memorial to pay tribute to the 400,000 who have died of COVID-19. In that moment, as 400 lights illuminated the edges of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, my prayer was for those who grieve.

Oh, America. Look what happened to us.

And now, we get to try again.

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Fauci also gave us our marching orders. At the risk of sounding like a high school civics teacher, I'm here to remind you that each of us has a job to do during this pandemic. As Fauci made clear, this country is not going to heal without our help.

"The best-case scenario ... is we'd get 85% of the people vaccinated by the end of the summer. If we do, then by the time we get to the fall, I think we can approach a degree of normality."

Normality. How might you describe that world? I'm thinking of the return of family dinners. Santa in person, instead of via Zoom. Hugs, so many hugs.

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https://www.creators.com/read/connie-schultz/01/21/we-have-our-marching-orders

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Fri Jan 22, 2021, 12:15 AM

1. Thanks... I missed everything today.

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Fri Jan 22, 2021, 12:19 AM

2. I love her

Iíve read her writings for a while. Sheís right..hugs n more hugs. And now we get to try it again..lots of hard work behind this change of power.. letís keep it together for more hugs.

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Fri Jan 22, 2021, 12:19 AM

3. I want very much to teach face-to-face in the fall...

I am going stir-crazy and need to get back to campus, my students, and my research. Hell, I will even be excited to attend committee and faculty meetings in person.

We haven't seen our parents or siblings since Dec. 2019. Please make it happen.

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