Between navigating the dangers of a “new” virus, COVID19, and then on top of that, racial divide and protests, we will remember this year as one of big changes, fear and hope.

For me, I hope that this virus brings new changes in the way and speed in which we create new vaccines and treatments, changes in how we manage group homes and assisted living facilities, changes in education and schooling. (I’m noticing that we’re not hearing about school violence these days).

I don’t pretend to know or fully understand the agony and frustration around being black or brown in America, but I’m striving to understand and to be part of the solution and not part of the problem. And, if I was ever part of the problem in any way, big or small, I plan to do better.