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Yesterday, I got the call that we have been making to thousands of people across Galveston County. I had been exposed to a patient with COVID-19. I called my boss, who told me to go home. I then called the University of Texas Medical Branch to arrange for a test and was given an appointment …

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I went charging into the COVID-19 stay-at-home period like a 5-year old with a tasting spoon at a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop. So many choices and ways to reboot my life, alter my values, ramp up my self-improvement activities. I was excited, and the world was my oyster.

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Last Friday, Galveston County, particularly Galveston, lost a man of many hats and devotion by the name of Jama Jihad Shabazz, affectionately known as Coach Jib by mostly everyone who knew him — which was many.

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I am proud to be an American. Proud of our collective and individual strengths, our ability to be knocked flat and get back up again even stronger and more committed.

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We never saw this coming. Our lives as we know it have changed in the last few months because of COVID-19, and along the way, we’ve learned some hard but valuable lessons.

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Author’s note: This column was originally published years ago when my son graduated high school. The contents are contributed from friends and family and are generally timeless. Congratulations to all the graduates of 2020.