The COVID-19 Project:

Thirty-one Days of Isolation in Small Town Middle America

During the month of May we are asking the people of our community to keep a journal of their lives while we shelter-in-place. You can keep your journal on your computer or hand write it. It doesn’t matter how mundane the day seems, we just ask that you record your thoughts and experiences.

The idea of keeping a journal during our current isolation was inspired by the London Blitz during World War II. Hub Board Member Richard Fishel got the idea from a book he was reading about Churchill and the London Blitz. Londoners were encouraged to keep diaries/ journals about their daily lives during the war. The emphasis was on the mundane things that didn’t make the headlines.

Afterwards, we’d like to turn the journals into a book or blog that focuses on how small town, Mid-America coped with a month of self-isolation.


The Project: Keep a journal about daily life during self-isolation starting May 1 and ending May 31, 2020.

Requirements: Write in your journal each day. You can write as much or as little as you like. You do not have to turn it in to us when you are done. However, if you’d like to be included in the book/blog part of the project you can give us a copy at the end of the month.

Age requirements: This is for all ages!