Collecting in Quarantine

Letters from the Homefront: ‘My Self-Isolation Quarantine Diary’

May 18th 2020

A contributor gives a brief and humorous overview of their quarantine experience.


Business Unusual on the Front Lines

May 15th 2020

James Trudeau, photographer and frontline healthcare worker, captures some of the emptiness of the city due to COVID, along with interviews of residents.


Letters from the Homefront: No Stop to Volunteering

May 14th 2020

A contributor from Columbia shares how the act of volunteering has and hasn't changed during the pandemic.


Business Unusual for the Birthday Industry

May 13th 2020

The birthday industry, like many other businesses in Maryland during the pandemic, looks very different these days.


Letters from the Homefront: The Classroom Edition Part II

May 12th 2020

Elementary School students from across the state share the difficulties of shifting to life at home.


Business Unusual on the Playground

May 11th 2020

Empty school playgrounds have been the norm in spring 2020 due to the pandemic.


Letters from the Homefront: ‘Virtual Book Club Meeting’

May 6th 2020

A contributor from Columbia writes about making her book club safe during Covid-19.


Business Unusual at the Market

May 5th 2020

As our contributor from Hagerstown shares, grocery store outings have evolved, with masks now required, and one-way aisles and six-foot separations at the checkout line the norm.


Letters from the Homefront: Baltimore Views

May 4th 2020

A contributor from Baltimore shares the changes he has witnessed around the city.


Business Unusual with Monument Sotheby’s International Realty

April 30th 2020

Erica, a realtor from Lauraville, shares photos depicting how the pandemic has changed showing protocols for home visits.


Letters from the Homefront: Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Heat…

April 29th 2020

A contributor from Darlington writes about the unease of being an essential worker.


Business Unusual at Butterbee Farm

April 28th 2020

Laura Beth from Butterbee Farm shares that one impact of the pandemic has been an increased demand for locally grown flowers.


Letters from the Homefront: ‘Quilters in Quarantine’

April 27th 2020

A renowned quilter from Catonsville discusses how quilters have brought their skills to mask making.


Business Unusual at Johns Hopkins Biocontainment Unit

April 24th 2020

Contributor Chris shares photographs from his work with the Johns Hopkins Biocontainment Unit.


Letters from the Homefront: ‘Most Insane Period of Time in My Life’

April 23rd 2020

A college student from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) writes about navigating remote learning after campus closures.