December 3 Day 1000: Parade of Pipes and Pups

This morning I find myself in Alexandria, Virginia and despite the promise of rain, I ventured out to see their Scottish Christmas Walk parade.

A family friendly affair with tartans, bagpipes, dancers, and dogs. Kids lined the streets and joyfully collected holiday candy tossed by the marchers by.

And it didn’t even rain. I’m so glad that Cindy and I convinced each other to explore, despite the weather forecast.

Finally, one thousand days milestone shouldn’t pass without acknowledgement. That’s a long time. Is the pandemic over? It has been suggested that a pandemic is over when everyone is behaving as though it is: no more precautions, restrictions, or changes in behavior compared with the period of time before these started. Looking around the airport, there are only a handful of people wearing masks. Maybe we have finally gotten to that point.

Published by Jenny Quinn

Mathematician. Mother. Wife. Leader. I am a professor of mathematics at the University of Washington Tacoma. Mother of Anson and Zachary. Wife to Mark. President of the Mathematical Association of America.

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